Bathurst Paceway may be the racing hub for the western area and home-trained hopes might have dominated the fields on Wednesday night but it was visitors who stole the show.
The biggest win of the night when Brett Hutchings drove $81 outsider Terryrama to victory in the Group 1 TAB Western Regional Championship Final (2260m).
Hutchings was elated as he crossed the line, as was the driver's brother and Terryrama's trainer Malcolm.
With no crowds at Bathurst Paceway, due to coronavirus restrictions, it helped the screams of joy from the sibling trainer-driver combination carry across the course as Terryrama stormed through the middle of the field for victory.
Terryrama shot past even longer hope Bettor Jiggle ($126, Nathan Turnbull) and race favourite Make Mine Memphis ($2.40, Bernie Hewitt) to complete a fairytale moment in the $100,000 race.
"It's our first Group 1. It's a really big thrill," Brett Hutchings said.
"He's got a load of ability but he's very tricky to drive. Thankfully tonight he put it all together."
There was success for Dubbo connections on the night as Tom Pay drove veteran Beetson to victory while Karloo Boadcious won for trainer Barry Lew.
The other outsider to win was Good Cheddar This, trained and driven by Grenfell's Mark Hewitt.
With no racing in any western area track outside of Bathurst due to current restrictions in place, the success was a welcome boost for so many smaller harness racing communities.
Pay helped Beetson post the 44th win of his illustrious career when taking out the BSB David Mavvaro Pace (1730m).
That he did so in a 1:54.4 mile rate - easily the quickest win of the eight races held - shows why Beetson's trainer Peter Trevor-Jones has him still going well past start number 200.
After going from barrier nine as a $23 chance, Beetson was three back on the pegs when the bell sounded.
Pay was able to ease him out of the trail into the final bend then steered Beetson four-wide into the home straight.
Though he had ground to make up, once in space the veteran responded and he went on to win by 2.1m.
Mat Rue guided Karloo Bodacious to victory for Lew.
After some mixed results to start this preparation it was a welcome return to form for Karloo Bodacious, who saluted as a $2.40 favourite in the TAB Live Vision Pace by a comfortable 3.5m.
Karloo Bodacious now has two wins and four placings from nine career starts for Lew.