Nyngan sporting news

Nyngan Tigers under 7s

As a coach I'd like to give praise to the Nyngan Tigers  under 7s side - Cooper, Jackeel, Jackson, Kobie, Kade, Leevi, Matilda and Zye, on the way they played on Sunday at the Dubbo Mini League Gala Day, I am extremely proud of every one of them. 

 Every player tried their hearts out and it was a great day of football had by everyone. 

The kids were very excited to meet and get autographs off some of the Canterbury Bulldog players, including NSW Blues player Josh Jackson. 

Two awards were given  out for the day - Coaches award went to Zye Russell and Player  of the Tournament went to Kobie Cook. 

I would also like to thank the parents and families of the under 7s for their support to get the kids to Dubbo.  

A special thanks to Ed and Dylan for running the water and Keiya for being a great help.  Looking forward to the regular season kicking off. Nathan under 7s coach for Nyngan Tigers.

-by Brendan Smith

 Racing

Wellington Racing April 7

Bathurstian won an appropriately named race the Iron Horse Handicap,over 2400 metres at Wellington on Saturday,as the nine year old gelding during a long career has earned a reputation as a tough performer.

Now trained at Orange by Michael Plummer,the previous win for Bathurstian was in the Ron Stubberfield Toyota Iron Horse Handicap at Wellington in 2016 when trained at Bathurst by Paul Theobald. Starting out with the Paul Theobald stable,Bathurstian won a Maiden Handicap on the dirt track at Louth in 2013 and followed with a win at the Marthaguy Picnics held at Quambone.

An extremely versatile galloper,Bathurstian for Paul Theobald won over 1200 metres at Bathurst on Anzac Day 2015 and twice finished second over  the marathon 3000 metres at Bathurst.

Katelyn Jenkinson who is apprenticed to Michael Plummer at Orange rode a fine race on Bathurstian on Saturday.

Taking the mid race lead Bathurstian ( $8 ) settled into a nice rhythm for Jenkinson and In a good staying performance kept going strongly to win by nearly two lengths from Pretty Pine ( Mathew Cahill,$4.40 ) and Nightspun ( Alena Skerritt,$2.70 )

Reared at Mendooran,Katelyn Jenkinson rode 11 winners on the Picnic circuit and is doing well since joining the Professional ranks.

While Bathurstian has been around a long time not so Dubbo trainer Kody Nestor and Sticket winner of the Bintang Community Radio 1100 metres Maiden Plate.

Kody Nestor a former top jockey recently trained his first winner Kenny Succeed and debut maker Sticket was turned out in fine order for the Wellington assignment.

Parked behind the leading pack by apprentice Chris Williams, Sticket( $7.50 ) sprinted home to win from another debut maker the Les Bryant, Wellington trained Cutie Patoutie ( Kath Bell-Pitomac ( $71 ) and Danspur ( Leanne.G.Henry,$19 )

Outta Space ( Adam Spinks, $1.90 favourite ) from the Bruce Parker stable at Gilgandra led for home in the Keirles Pharmacy Class 1 and Maiden Plate ( 1700 metres )and held on gamely to win from Whinna Whiskey ( Katelyn Jenkinson, $6 ) and Great Body ( Tony Cavallo, $51 ). At the previous start Outta Space had won at Tamworth after second placings at Moree and Coonamble.

Wellington Racing April 8

Greg Ryan, the “hometown” hero, with an outstanding ride o Sunday, won the the $150,00 State Wide Sheds Wellington Boot ( 1100 metres ) aboard the Bjorn Baker,Warwick Farm trained two year old filly Miss Invincible.

Although now living at nearby Dubbo, Ryan served his apprenticeship at Wellington after working for several years as a motor mechanic. Choosing to settle behind the leading pack in the rush to the hometurn, Ryan timed his run to perfection  on Miss Invincible to chase down the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Randwick trained Adagirl which had kicked well clear at the top of the straight.

Miss Invincible ( $3.30 ) won by three quarters of a length from the fast finishing Shinju ( Andrew Adkins, $15.00 ) from the Peter and Paul Snowden stable at Randwick with Adagirl ( Rachel King, $6.50 ) a long neck away third. This was the fourth time Greg Ryan has won the Wellington Boot,the other three being for Muswellbrook trainer Pat Farrell.

The $100,000 Peter Milling and Co Wellington Cup ( 1700 metres ) was won by the $31 outsider Failed Approach ridden by Sydney jockey Jeff Penza for Braidwood trainer Aaron Clarke while the Allan Denham, Wyong trained Skylimit ( Jeff Penza, $4 ) won the $50,000 Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club Wellington Town Plate,1100 metres.

First leg of a winning treble for Jeff Penza was the Darren Hyde,Dubbo trained Westlink ( $4.60 ) in the 1100 metres One Stop Automotive Class 1 Showcase Handicap. Grenfell Picnics on Saturday followed by Tomingley Picnics ( Saturday, April 21 ) and Narromine TAB ) on Sunday April 22.

-by Colin Hodges

Nyngan Junior Soccer

Mixed players from ages five to 15 years. Travelling to Tottenham, Trangie and Warren to play soccer. Online registration is now available for this season. Don’t forget the register and if you have any questions or need more information call 6847 4136 or 0457 003 906. Training Thursdays 4pm - 5.30pm. Games on Saturday mornings at Frank Smith Oval.

Nyngan Netball

Has many competitions this season for more information email nyngan-netball@hotmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/NynganNetball.