Picnic Racing is important both financially and socially to local communities. Without the Clubs, Patrons, Sponsors, Volunteers, Barrier Staff, Clerks, Trainers Riders and most importantly the HORSES, there would be no racing.
Thank you for your support in attending and supporting Picnic Racing throughout the season and congratulations to all of this years award winners.
Picnic Horse of the Year - Based on the number of wins and placings at picnic meetings, won by Immortal Fire, trained by Trevor Rogers.
Leading Rider of the Year - Awarded to the rider with the highest number of wins at picnic meetings and won by Courtney Pace.
Runner Up Rider of the Year - Awarded to the rider with the second highest number of wins at picnic meetings and won by Reece Goodman
"David Bourke" Picnic Racing Club of the Year - Awarded to Yea Picnic Racing Club.
"Neville & Bev Seymour" Club Award (One meeting) - Won by Dederang Picnic Racing Club
Trainer of the Year - Based on the number of wins and placing's at picnic meetings and won by John Kilgower.
"Dennis Foy Memorial" Up and Coming Rider Award - Based on votes cast by fellow senior picnic riders and won by Toby Lake.
"Barry Ryan" Memorial Award - Based on votes cast by Racing Victoria Stewards at every picnic meeting on a 3,2,1 basis. Votes are determined by the 'the best riding performance of the day'. Recognising the skill and horsemanship of the rider - regardless of the final placing and was won by Courtney Pace.
PicnicBet.com Punter of the Year - A competition for the racing enthusiasts that support Picnic Racing on the punt run via the www.picnicbet.com.au Facebook site. Won by Ken Pitcher. Nominated picnic club prizewinner, Woolamai Picnic Racing Club.
Next season starts off with Alexandra hosting the Cox Plate Day meeting which was a big success last year as an opener to the season. Hope you can all make it for what promises to be a great event.