The South Eastern Times : September 11th 2014
GALLOPS 31 Stewart claims owner/trainers’ title 1 Stewart claims owner/trainers’ title CRAIG Stewart was the only local to come away presentation day for Limestone Coast Thorou PS 31 Stewart claims owner/trainers’ title CRAIG CRAIG Stewart was the only local to come away presentation day for Limestone Coast Thoroughbred Racing at Penola on Sunday. Craig was a narrow winner, for the first time, of the 2013-14 owner/trainers’ premiership, and was on hand to receive the award from Claire Curry of Thoroughbred Racing SA. If anyone was expecting a long acceptance speech from Stewart they were a long way off the mark as he is clearly a tad shy when it comes to making speeches. Not so shy was Mount Gambier trainer, Michael O’Leary who accepted the trainers’ premiership trophy for an incredible 21st time since 1986. His apprentice, Penola-born and bred Caitlin Jones, who has only been riding locally for nine months, took out that particular title in a three way tussle from Caitlin Forrest and Jamie Kah. For the third occasion, Adelaide’s Dominic Tourneur was the leading jockey. Mount Gambier gallopers won the two Horse-of- the-Year awards handed out for season 2013-14. Woakwine, trained by former Millicent lad Jamie Opperman, won the award for performances anywhere, securing it with his three Adelaide wins. A tad emotional, Opperman told the audience that “It means a lot to me and the stable to win this award.” Winning both the Millicent and Mount Gambier Cups, the two richest races of the season in the Limestone Coast, was enough to get the Wayne Walters trained, Luckzat over the line for performances solely on local tracks. Nearly 70 racing enthusiasts from all over the Limestone Coast and from as far afield as Adelaide and the western district of Victoria attended the three course luncheon and presentation day. Compere Kevin “KD” Douglas conducted an enthralling interview with former jockey, Louise Cooper who has been a paraplegic since a race fall in the Apsley Cup at Edenhope in 2012. You could have heard a pin drop as Cooper related how her life was changed forever the moment her mount crashed to the turf. Cooper has two young children and their number one wish “is for mummy to walk again.” Tissues were almost needed for many when that comment was made. Meetings near and far THERE is no rest for local racing fans for the rest of September, with meetings on the remaining three Sundays. Casterton is the nearest meeting this Sunday, the final meeting of the year for the western Victorian club for 2014. Up the road on Sunday is the once a year fixture for the Mindarie-Halidon club, situated in the scrub midway between Tailem Bend and Loxton. Intrepid Millicent trainer, Ian “Ned” Walker has entered the grand campaigner Ace Or Joka for the Mindarie-Halidon Cup (1800 metres) and the gelding has been allocated second top weight of 58kg. Racing in the Limestone Coast is next at Naracoorte on Sunday week (September 21) for publicans’ race day. To conclude the month, Coleraine will stage its cup meeting on Sunday, September 28. WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 11 0108am 1.1 0557am 0.5 0120pm 1.1 0555pm 0.4 Friday 12 0140am 1.1 0614am 0.5 0145pm 1 0611pm 0.3 Saturday 13 0213am 1.2 0641am 0.5 0210pm 0.9 0638pm 0.3 Sunday 14 0248am 1.1 0713am 0.6 0231pm 0.9 0713pm 0.2 Max 15°C Min 8°C Clearing Shower Chance of Rain - 50% Thursday Max 16°C Min 4°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 5% Friday Max 18°C Min 4°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 50% Saturday Max 17°C Min 5°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 40% Sunday Max 17°C Min 5°C Mostly Sunny Chance of Rain - 30% Monday Thursday Partly cloudy. Scattered showers early in the morning, becoming less likely later in the morning, clearing during the afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly and light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Friday Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Saturday Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Coastal: Thursday Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast Winds Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Winds turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots north of Beachport by mid morning and throughout around midday. Winds then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 5 to 7 metres during the morning. Friday Winds Southwesterly about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre south of Beachport. Swell Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon, and to 3 to 4 metres during the evening. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 648455 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 31 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 11 0120am 1.1 0609am 0.5 0132pm 1.1 0607pm 0.4 Friday 12 0152am 1.1 0626am 0.5 0157pm 1 0623pm 0.3 Saturday 13 0225am 1.2 053am 0.5 0220pm 0.9 0650pm 0.3 Sunday 14 0300am 1.1 0725am 0.6 0243pm 0.9 0725pm 0.2 Thursday 11th Sunrise 6:14 Friday 12th Saturday 13th Sunday 14th Sunrise 6:13 Sunrise 6:11 Sunrise 6:09 Sunset 5:55 Sunset 5:56 Sunset 5:57 Sunset 5:58 2013-14 CHAMPIONS (from left): Caitlin Jones (leading apprentice jockey), Michael O’Leary (leading trainer) and Craig Stewart (leading owner/trainer). Absent: Dominic Tourneur (leading jockey). Pictures: ASHLEIGH EARL HAPPY OWNERS: Connections of Woakwine celebrate the gelding being named Limestone Coast Thoroughbred Racing’s Horse-of-the-Year for the 2013-14 season. Woakwine’s trainer Jamie Opperman and his wife, Rebecca are pictured front, centre. LEADING TRAINER: Liberal Member for Mount Gambier, Troy Bell (right) presents the leading trainer award to Michael O’Leary. SPOILS OF VICTORY: Mount Gambier’s Michael O’Leary (left) accepted the Horse-of-the-Year award on behalf of Luckzat’s trainer, Wayne Walters (absent) from Winning Edge representative, Oliver Reid (right).
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