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Noel Smith championship sets cup foundation

WA driver Gary Hall Junior, front centre, won the annual Noel Smith Memorial. Kerryn Manning, Lisa Ryan, Michael Bellman, Zac Phillips, Todd Rattray, Merv Butterworth; front, Chris Alford, Jason Lee, Gary Hall Junior, Robert Morris, Greg Sugars.

WA driver Gary Hall Junior, front centre, won the annual Noel Smith Memorial. Kerryn Manning, Lisa Ryan, Michael Bellman, Zac Phillips, Todd Rattray, Merv Butterworth; front, Chris Alford, Jason Lee, Gary Hall Junior, Robert Morris, Greg Sugars.

By TONY LOGAN
The latest harness-racing action at Horsham Racing Centre featured the 29th edition of the Noel Smith Memorial Invitation Drivers Championship.
Horsham Harness Racing Club president Justin Lane said the event was successful ‘on all fronts’ and had set the perfect platform for further action at the end of this month.
“It was a really successful day, giving us a great kick-start to building momentum over the next 20 days to our flagship event, The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Pacing Cup on Sunday, March 31,” he said.
“We saw Western Australian star Gary Hall Jr take out the championship and our Team Teal Victoria Ladies Day Out was something we are very keen to grow.
“The girls had a terrific afternoon up in the track view room, raising money for the Women’s Cancer Foundation and hearing from a guest speaker, Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group chief executive, Team Teal ambassador and the region’s own, Kerryn Manning.
“Out on the track it was the powerful Emma Stewart stable scoring a double, with Kerryn driving two, one of which she trains, and leading reinsmen such as Hall, Alford, Lee and Bellman all to the fore.
“On cup day the very best horses will be added into the mix, together with plenty of activities for racegoers of every age.”
For the first time on cup day, the club will open the gates with free admission, but is encouraging gold coin donations in support of The Naked Farmer and his fundraising efforts for the Royal Flying Doctor Service mental-health unit.
The popular Ownerforaday competition will also return on cup day, with 10 lucky racegoers drawing a starter in a selected race, enjoying the experience and privileges of racing ‘their’ horse and with the chance to pocket $4000 cash if their runner comes home a winner.

Rae Hill, Jenny Pipkorn and Marg Wiedermann at Horsham Harness Racing Club's Team Teal Ladies Day raising money for Womens Cancer Research.

Rae Hill, Jenny Pipkorn and Marg Wiedermann at Horsham Harness Racing Club’s Team Teal Ladies Day raising money for Womens Cancer Research.

Yvonne Dunn, Amber Dunn and Lois Ball at Horsham Harness Racing Club's Team Teal Ladies Day raising money for Womens Cancer Research.

Yvonne Dunn, Amber Dunn and Lois Ball at Horsham Harness Racing Club’s Team Teal Ladies Day raising money for Womens Cancer Research.

Women's Cancer Foundation chief executive Alison Evans, Keri Maddern and Val McDonald at Horsham Harness Racing Club's Team Teal Ladies Day raising money for Womens Cancer Research.

Women’s Cancer Foundation chief executive Alison Evans, Keri Maddern and Val McDonald at Horsham Harness Racing Club’s Team Teal Ladies Day raising money for Womens Cancer Research.

Kerryn Manning wins the final heat of the Noel Smith Memorial with Major Times. WA driver Gary Hall Junior won the annual memorial title.

Kerryn Manning wins the final heat of the Noel Smith Memorial with Major Times. WA driver Gary Hall Junior won the annual memorial title.

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Posted on Mar 13 2019

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