The Larkhill Racing Club meeting at Larkhill January 6th 2013

January 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Thick fog threatened the possibility of racing when arriving at the course for an expected 11.00 a.m. start and finding it enveloped in what appeared to be an impenetrable "pea-souper"

General feeling was that it was a "no-hoper" but locals talked of a noon time lift and as a result racing was delayed for an hour and low and behold, it did!!

Good crowd, big fields and some excellent finishes proved the decision to wait to be spot-on and justified all of the hard work put in by those organising the meeting.

Impressive performance in the Ladies Open by Emily MacMahon on Master Medic, the first part of a fortunate double after she was left clear at the last in Div 2 of the Open Maiden when clear leader, Silent Plan collapsed through the final fence and blew what had looked to be a facile victory.

The fog went, the crowds stayed and the horses turned up in numbers as the weather held and the light just about lasted for the last of eight races.


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