Woolooma Races Monday 29th January 1940
Reference: The Scone Advocate, Friday February 2nd 1940; Acknowledge Harley Walden Archive
Featured Image: Cosmopolitan Hotel, Stewarts Brook where both patrons and ‘patriots’ gathered
The Annual Anniversary Day Races were again held at Woolooma Monday last, where a programme of nine races was run off. The programme opened with a First Class Scrubbers Race and resulted in a win for W McPhee’s SHOW, A Harris’ TINY filling second place.
The Opening Handicap attracted only two starters, H E Smith’s WESTERN ROSE and T Griffith’s NIPPER filling first and second places respectively.
The Second Class Scrubbers Race was won by J Caslick’s GIN from a field of four and the Woolooma Handicap was won by T Bullin’s LEO with F E Smith’s WESTERNROSE being placed.
An Approved Scrubbers Race was won by R Cone’s DANDY from a field of four and a Rough Scrubbers Race of three starters was annexed by Noel Pinkerton’s HOMING.
The Publican’s Purse resulted in a win for T Griffith’s NIPPER and Taylor’s LITTLE MARJ being placed first and second respectively.
The last race of the day, an event for Scrubbers, and one which fielded five starters, was won by J Caslick’s GEORGE.
Two bookmakers fielded on the day, and a wireless was installed by Me George Davies, to broadcast Sydney and Melbourne Races.