Warwick trainers in the placings at successful Warwick Turf Club meeting
RACING: Kellie Monckton and Garry Schwenke were the successful Warwick trainers at the Picnic Races at Allman Park on Saturday.
Monckton trained Galway Town into second place in the Bill and Margaret Hoiberg Memorial BenchMark 55 Handicap over 1200m.
The race was won by It’s All Irish trained by Donald Baker in Toowoomba. General Kingsman was third.
It’s All Irish was well backed into second at the previous Warwick meeting so loyal backers would have been rewarded yesterday.
The highest-class race of the day was the Grove Juice Squeeze BenchMark 65 Handicap over 1200m.
Beaudesert trainer Tracy Green was first and second with Omission and Roman Secret. Kyogle Town finished third. Ben Cornell was the winning jockey.
The closest race of the day was the Warwick Automotive BenchMark 50 Handicap over 1100m. Dale Murray trained Hashtag Yolo to a win by a head with Jason Missen in the saddle. John Byrne trained Charzooka into second and Schwenke trained I Got Trix to third. In race 3, the Ergon Energy QTIS Maiden Plate was run over 1350m was won by the Greg Cornish trained Enter Sandman. Grace Willoughby was the winning jockey.
A New Sound, trained by Quinton Kearney, was second and the Garry Schwenke trained horse Stride of Pride third.
Toowoomba jockey Ron Goltz rode a double on the day starting with race 1 when he won the Southern Downs AG Maiden Plate over 1100m with Man Overboard. The winner was trained by Gary Maroney.
Datastar was second and Time And Chance third. Goltz also won on It’s All Irish.
Warwick Turf Club president Phil Grant said the crowd was well up on last year’s picnic race.
“All the crowd loved the new pavilion which added to the atmosphere of the day,” he said.
“A few people are already talking about hiring the pavilion for private functions.
“There was good racing on the day and the track was in better condition that it normally would be for this time of the year.”
The next meeting at Allman Park will be on June 25.