Equimec Quality Handicap @ Scone Cup Races Friday May 19th. 1995

Equimec Quality Handicap @ Scone Cup Races Friday May 19th. 1995

Featured Image: The NBN Television Handicap trophy presentation featured from the left Scone Race Club President David Bath, owners Mr & Mrs Paul Hassab, Mr & Mrs Robert Heath and NBN personalities Chris Bath and Ray Dineen. This was the first day of the very first Scone Cup Race Meeting held at the then ‘new’ Satur Race Course.

I write this ‘Blog’ on Christmas Eve 2022. It evokes many very pleasant (and poignant) memories. Scone Race Club President and intimate friend David Bath passed away almost exactly 12 months ago. We hosted his official Scone farewell here at ‘Geraldton’, April 2022. Also, in the winning photograph are NW NSW sporting legends the Hassab and Heath Families. No doubt there were delayed celebrations around Gunnedah and Boggabri after the races! Both Rollo Heath and Paul Hassab played Rugby Union & RL at a high level. Paul has been my great friend and colleague on the Council of the RAS of NSW (Royal Easter Show). He guided me early following my induction in 1997. His son David is on the Gosford Race Club Committee at the present time. Paul and I conjointly host a ‘Thoroughbred Legends Lunch’ at the RES each year. COVID played havoc with our program, but we are firmly committed to making up for lost time! It will be a very ‘long lunch’ indeed!

Scone Cup Races Race Day Results, Race 5, Equimec Quality Handicap over 1100 metres of $15,000; 1st $10,000, 2nd. $3,000, 3rd. $1,500, 4th $500. Trophies to the value of $500: Owner $350, trainer $75, jockey $75.

Winner: R P Heath, P Brady, P Minahan, W J Hinton, P R Hassab & M E Brady’s ‘Bally Moreen’, ridden by Peter Losh (54kg), by Snippets-Fontaine, trained by Paul St Vincent @ Tamworth. Colours Dark Blue, White Quarters and Diamonds. Carried 54kg. Started 3/1. Margins 1 length by long neck. Time 1 min. 05.13 secs. 2nd. ‘Romantic Governor’ (D Beadman 55kg 11/1). 3rd. ‘Mansal Bay’ (M Ollerton 59kg 5/1) 4th. ‘The Glen’ (A W Robinson 54kg 11/2).

Chris Bath featured recently on TV’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. There were a few surprises for her. David Bath and Chris Bath were not related, however.