Many Delights (number one) keeps pace with the leaders in the second race of the afternoon.
Many Delights (number one) keeps pace with the leaders in the second race of the afternoon. Kate Czerny

Trot Tactics: 'First-class' effort keeps event racing

HOW things can change.

With 34 millimetres of rain in Marburg overnight, the big Sunday Fun Day trot meeting looked like being a first-class flop.

However, after a first-class session of track profiling by former Marburg president and Albion Park track curator Ronnie Knack on Saturday afternoon, the overnight downpour went harmlessly to the drainage channels.

The field of runners prepares to launch in the first race at Sunday’s Easter harness meeting at Marburg.
The field of runners prepares to launch in the first race at Sunday’s Easter harness meeting at Marburg. Kate Czerny

Marburg Pacing Association president Steve Towns took the decision to carry on with the meeting at 7.30am Sunday, and success was in the lap of the Gods.

Towns was right as sunshine and a strong wind shifted most of the surface water.

The meeting drew a sizeable crowd sending the canteen, bar and bookies into overdrive.

QT trot columnist and enthusiast Denis Smith took people for a ride in his dual buggy at the Marburg Showgrounds. Denis is pictured with Val Walden.
QT trot columnist and enthusiast Denis Smith took people for a ride in his dual buggy at the Marburg Showgrounds. Denis is pictured with Val Walden. Kate Czerny

The standard bred re-homers of SAQ kept the crowd focussed with between race exhibitions on the infield.

The racing, which was conducted on a surface which required the water cart after race 3, was fast.

None of these things happen without human input, and the volunteers of the Marburg Pacing Association deserve congratulations for putting in so much time and effort.

Emily Anforth 11 years and Hannah Anforth 7 years enjoy Easter Sunday at the Marburg Trotts. Photo: Kate Czerny / The Queensland Times
Emily Anforth 11 years and Hannah Anforth 7 years enjoy Easter Sunday at the Marburg Trotts. Photo: Kate Czerny / The Queensland Times Kate Czerny

They were rewarded with a first-class day of racing and entertainment.

The MPA also thanks our sponsors who put their financial support in to make the day possible.

Marburg's next race meeting will be held on Saturday, May 2. It will be another great afternoon of country trotting.

Look out for Trot Tactics in Saturday's QT.

 



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