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Nhill set for Boxing Day races

BEFORE THE BARRIER
By Josh Mackay
Nhill Racing Club will host the Wimmera’s final race outing for the year on Monday.
The club’s annual Boxing Day meeting is always a popular and relaxed affair, with people taking the opportunity to catch up with friends over the Christmas break.
The highlight of the seven-race card will be the $20,000 Jim’s Butchery Nhill Cup over 1650 metres. The day will also feature live music, fashions on the field and children’s activities.
Gates open at noon, with tickets and packages available online at country.racing.com.
Seal produces gold
Horsham trainer Paul Preusker enjoyed good success on his home track at MIXX FM Santa Day on Sunday, courtesy of Gold Seal.
The five-year-old lined up in the Horsham Tyre and Battery Handicap, with Declan Bates in the saddle.
Bates gave Gold Seal a beautiful ride, box seating behind the speed. The son of Arena was set alight before the turn, looming into contention very quickly.
Once Gold Seal balanced up in the straight he gave a strong kick and dashed away for a dominant victory by two and a half lengths.
Gold Seal’s record now stands at 25 starts for three wins, and six minor placings for stake earnings of $58,000.
Day goes all the way
Darren Weir-trained and Horsham-owned galloper Keep Not A Day scored an all-the-way win in the MIXX FM Santa Day races Handicap over 1200 metres with Dean Yendall aboard.
The win was a huge thrill for Keep Not A Day’s owner-breeder, long-time Horsham Racing Club committee member Jim Lonsdale.
Chiatorio in boarder raid
Stawell trainers Terry and Karina O’Sullivan have kept their good recent form going, with a win at Morphetville on Saturday. The O’Sullivans had Chiatorio lining up in a benchmark-75 handicap over 1950 metres, with Todd Pannell in the saddle. Chiatorio was ridden in a mid-field position and given every chance by Pannell.
The Oratorio gelding started to make his run prior to the home turn. Chiatorio was given clear galloping room in the straight and came home with a strong run.
The four-year-old dashed away, fighting the race out with Darren Weir-trained Sweet Melody, to record a narrow but tough win.

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