Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Christmas Feast for Racing Fans

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Christmas Feast for Racing Fans

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RACING fans will be spoiled for choice with 13 meetings scheduled between this Friday and the end of January.

Northern Rivers Racing Association will conduct six TAB meetings and seven 'community' fixtures with major holiday centres of Coffs Harbour-Nambucca Heads and Ballina catering for the majority of punters looking for value over the festive season.

Locally, Coffs Harbour Racing Club will present TAB meetings on December 30 and January 11 with a non-TAB card on December 27.

The meetings conducted by Nambucca River Jockey Club at Bowraville racecourse on Boxing Day and January 3 will both be non-TAB.

Meanwhile, with almost a third of the current season completed, the race for NRRA premiership honours is shaping up as the widest open in almost a decade.

With titleholder Jamie Quinnell linking up with Randwick trainer Kevin Moses, 2007-08 champion apprentice and jockey Josh Jones has returned to his previous position on top of both lists, despite riding without a claim.

His biggest challenger for the junior title is first season apprentice Adam Hyeronimus who still has the advantage of a 3kg allowance and being naturally smaller than his taller, heavyweight rival.

Brett Bellamy just leads the trainer's premiership, in front of a three-way tussle between Stephen Lee, Danny Bowen and Gordon Yorke.

However, Bellamy and Yorke's run of success outside the Association has them running first and third respectively on the statewide Country trainer's table.


Dec 19 - Lismore, Tamworth

Dec 21 - Taree

Dec 26 - Bowraville, Ballina, Wauchope

Dec 27 - Coffs Harbour

Dec 30 - Coffs Harbour

Jan 1 - Ballina, Port Macquarie

Jan 2 - Taree

Jan 3 - Bowraville

Jan 9 - Port Macquarie

Jan 10 - Ballina

Jan 11 - Coffs Harbour, Tamworth

Jockey's Premiership

Joshua Jones- 21.5

Darron Coleman-


Peter Graham- 18

Marlon Dolendo- 16

Adam Hyeronimus-


Matthew Chadwick-


Scott Thurlow- 13

Craig Franklin-


Robert Agnew- 7

Samuel Payne- 7


Joshua Jones- 21. …

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