FINAL STRAIGHT: Close racing approaching the finish line.
FINAL STRAIGHT: Close racing approaching the finish line. Claudia Williams

Success for locals at races

RACING: The rain did not deter the Wondai Races from being run and won on Saturday.

Wondai Race Club president Jeff Wenk said the club was pleased with the day's outcome.

"We were happy with the day,” he said.

"With the rain around the races it turned out to be a great day and we had quite a few people there.

"With the threatening weather we had to get through the races quickly and there was a fair shower during the last race but overall it was a good day.”

The first race was taken out by Gemma Steele on Smart Venture for Lindsay Anderson.

There was fierce competition in the second race, which ended in a dead heat between Steele on Glenthorn Avenue for Anderson and Hannah Phillips on Fab's Cowboy for Bevan Johnson.

"You don't get a dead heat very often, especially not here in Wondai,” Wenk said.

Steele made it three from three, winning on Liverpool Jane for Anderson.

Phillips secured another win in the forth race this time on National Jewel for Tony Williams.

The last race, the Wondai Cup, named in honour of Roy and Glennis Radunz, was taken out by Kuramos ridden by Cecily Eaton for Darryl Gardiner.

The day was dominated by South Burnett girls Steele and Phillips on locally trained horses.

"Locally trained horses do seem to perform better on their own track, that's the way it seems to go with the horses,” Wenk said.

The next Wondai Carnival will be on April 25, 2018.

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