General Baxter finally has a win
IT WAS a winning day for female jockeys with Debbie McMaster and Janette Johnson riding doubles at the Warwick Picnic Races on Saturday.
Local rider Damien Robinson had a win and a second place.
Ipswich trainer Peter Moncrieffe trained two winners but his major excitement was the win by General Baxter in the 1200m maiden plate.
"It was the first win for General Baxter in 30 starts, including six placings before the Picnics," Warwick Turf Club president Jim Costello said.
In the first race, the 800m maiden plate, favourite Veico missed the start by six lengths to lose all hope.
Warwick trainers Mick Hemmings and Ken Kelly both recorded seconds and Garry Schwenke a third.
Race 1: 1 Joytime, Debbie McMaster; 2 Sweet Sweet Love, Nori Yamada; 3 Rob The Vault, Ben Hull, 45.84, head and half head.
Race 2: 1 General Baxter, Janette Johnson; 2 No Hoops, Amanda Smith; 3 Soaring Angel, Nori Yamada; 1:12.92, 11/4 and short half head.
Race 3: 1 Scarlet Sun, Damien Robinson; 2 Dancing Al, Kenji Yoshida; 3 Goody For Shoes, Ron Goltz, 1.05.74, short half head, ¾ lengths.
Race 4: 1 Goa, Debbie McMaster, 2 Dalingi, Damien Robinson; 3 Loose Cannon, Amanda Smith, 1.05.6; 11/4 l and 23/4 l.
Race 5: 1 Fair Swap, Janette Johnson; 2 Sars Mario, Wayne O'Connell; 3 Perfect Days, Masayuki Abe, 1.22.98; short half head, head.