Hundreds of people turned out for a sunny day at the races on the second day of Poverty Bay Turf Club’s spring meeting at Makaraka yesterday.
Two Gisborne horses won their races.
King Piccolo, owned by John McLaughlin and Pat Collins, won race two and Poppas Delight, owned by Lynne and Wayne Norris, won race seven.
The TAB reported a tremendous upturn in betting turnover on the Gisborne meeting, said club president Alan Davidson.
On-course betting was up $10,000 and off-course $135,000 higher than budgeted. Mr Davidson said the committee objective was to provide an event for Gisborne families to have a fun day out “. . . and we were blown away with the turnout.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day weather-wise. It was one out of the box.”
Pictured are third and fourth place-getters, Lady Sayyida and Corsicana in race four. The race was won by Galaxy Road. Picture by Peter Rubery, Race Images PN Ltd