Heagney a first-up winner

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

Patrons flocked to the Port Hedland Turf Club last Sunday for a full card of racing and live music at the Hedland Offroad race day.

Conditions were perfect for the third race meet of the season, which attracted a strong contingent of jockeys.

The first race was taken out by jockey Michael Heagney on Who’s the Guru in the 1400m race, followed by Little Miss Charm and Clarke.

In the second race, the 1300m, jockey Chelsi Forder rode winner Bernardini Genie, which was followed by the The Express and Jago.

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The next race was won by jockey Chris Nicoll on Bolshoi bandit, coming in ahead of Our Two Bobs Worth and Gee Pee Ess.

Heagney had another win in the fourth race on Planet Black, followed by Priceless Rock and Quantative Easing.

Casey Hunter claimed victory in the fifth race on Thieves Like Us, followed by Censory Rule and Mubaloo.

In the final race, the 1200m, Fringed took out first place, followed by Hashtag Lad.

Musician Mikey Smith, of Karratha, stole the show in a breakout performance that kept revellers entertained for the remainder of the night.

Coming up next on the packed calender is Cervan Marine Ladies Day on Sunday, July 23, which event organisers have claimed as “the penultimate race meeting” of the season.

Ladies Day boats a large crowd of fashionistas from the Pilbara and all over WA with the Fashions on the Field competition.

The big prize was taken out by Hedland’s Sarah McEwan last year.

Several key events will be held during August including the Hedland Cup Calcutta, the Hedland Cup Ball and TABtouch Port Hedland Cup.

Those interested in becoming a member or providing sponsorship can contact secretary@phtc.com.au or visit phtc.com.au.

Memberships are available at $100 or $60 for concession holders.

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