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.
Woolooma Races; Monday 27th January 1941
The fixture attracted good crowds.
Feature Race; Woolooma Handicap 3 furlongs
F Smith’s RAINBOW, 11 stone with J Wiseman up starting at 1/1 (evens) defeated D McPhee’s PRIDE, 9st 7lbs ridden by R Windred
In this race Rainbow’s rider J Smith was replaced by order of the stewards after the horses had reached the starting point and substituted by J Wiseman.
Stewards met after the running of the Opening Handicap and disqualified for the day the horse SNIP and its jockey Jurd. Smith, the rider of Rainbow was also stood down for the day