Picnic races prove a hit for punters
RACING: The win by Street Sister was popular with punters at the Warwick Picnic Races at Allman Park on Saturday.
Street Sister is trained at Allman Park by Len Bryant and clocked up her fifth win in her 20th start in the Zooma Signs Bench Mark 65 Handicap.
Warwick Turf Club president Jim Costello said Street Sister sat on the pace with Brisbane rider Tony Merritt in the saddle before finishing strongly.
"Warwick trainer Mick Hemmings recorded a third with Mata Win in the first start for the two-year-old gelding," Costello said.
"Mata Win did well to place in an open age race.
"The winner of the race, Beau Boy, is owned by new Racing Queensland board member Mike Kelly and his wife Val."
Dalby trainer Matt Kropp recorded a double on the day with the Kelly owned Beau Boy and Luck From Above in the last race.
The Warwick Turf Club has two race meetings in June, the Killarney Cup on June 1 and then its final meeting for the racing year on June 29.
RESULTS: Race 1: Best Employment Maiden Plate 800m: 1 Bronco (jockey Brooke Ainsworth), 2 Walter (Patrick Lo), 3 Rocking Mill (Sairyn Fawke), 47.03 seconds, 1 length x 31/2 lengths.
Race 2: Zooma Signs Bench Mark 65 Handicap 1100m: 1 Street Sister (Tony Merritt), 2 Cappin Jack (Wayne O'Connell), 3 I'm No Pussy (Shannon Apthorpe), 1:06.27, 11/4l x 1/2l.
Race 3: Grove Juice Maiden Plate 1200m: 1 Beau Boy (Shannon Apthorpe), 2 Temper Trap (Bobby Elissa), 3 Mata Win (Bruce Powell), 1:12.89, 2l, 3l.
Race 4: Olsens Produce Class B 1350m: 1 General Baxter (Brendan Newport), 2 In My Face (Sairyn Fawke), 3 Carry The Present (Tony Merritt), 1.22.6, 13/4l, 1l
Race 5: Peter Stewart Automotive Class 4 Handicap 1350m: 1 Luck From Above (Shannon Apthorpe), 2 Dobros (Patrick Lo), 3 Built Tough (Bobby Elissa), 1:21.33, 1 2l, 1/4hd