Skies couldn’t rain on Dubbo Turf Club’s parade on Tuesday as the 2016 Dubbo Gold Cup race meeting finally went ahead.
More than 90 horses turned out to race at the twice-postponed meet, which Dubbo Turf Club general manager Vince Gordon hailed a success.
“It’s been a very good day, fortunate to get it in there between the weather but the track and the facilities stood up marvellously,” Gordon said.
“Sunday was going to be a magnificent meeting, we had marquees lined up and that’s the start but there’s a really good vibe for racing in Dubbo and we’ll...continue that with our next race meeting in a fortnight’s time.”
It was a great day for Dubbo trainers, with Michael Mulholland’s Juju Man (James Geppert, $10.00) winning the Ascot Gardens & Force8Civil Class 2 Handicap (1100 metres).
Brett Cavanagh won the final leg of the Mitavite Trainers Series with Last Try Wins, while Brett Thompson won the overall series.