Navigating the final bend at the Burrandowan Picnic Races.
Navigating the final bend at the Burrandowan Picnic Races. Claudia Williams

Traditions kept alive at Burrandowan Picnic Races

THE final race at the Burrandowan Picnic Races proved to be the best for jockey Joshua Morrow.

Morrow guided The Irons, trained by Jason Gregory, to victory in the 1740m benchmark 55 handicap.

It was Morrow's third start of the day after finding in third on Ringo's Magic in the 1175m class two handicap and fourth on Warners Landing in the 1175m class 2 handicap.

"It was a good atmosphere with plenty of people,” he said.

For Morrow and the horses he rode the windy conditions didn't have an impact.

"When you are riding you are focussed on what you are doing and you are going quite fast,” he said.

"The horses know how quick they are going and they know when it is race day.”

For winning the Burrandowan Cup Morrow was presented with a handmade sterling silver bracelet by councillor Kathy Duff.

The bracelet is in honour of her grandfather, John, and his horse Thunderclap winning Furlong Ladies Bracelet race at the inaugural Burrandowan races in 1922.

The 1050m class B handicap was won by Chamberlain trained by Royce Connolly and ridden by Melissa Cox.

Snipstream took out the 1050m benchmark 65 handicap under the guidance of trainer Donald Baker and jockey Michael Heagney.

Pietro Romeo rode Aklavik, trained by Geoffery Schrader, to the win in the 1175m QTIS maiden plate.

Romeo and Schrader continued their success in the 1175m class two handicap with Daisy Pearl taking the win.

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