Nyngan Bowling Club was a hive of activity at the weekend with pennant sides playing at Nyngan. Nyngan No. 4 pennant side defeated West Dubbo 9/1. Nyngan No. 6 pennant also successful in defeating West Dubbo by 8/2. Sunday, March 17 pennant teams four and six will play Dubbo City at Nyngan.
The Nyngan Ladies pennant teams travelled to Dubbo for the weekend. Saturday pennant team No.2 played West Dubbo at West Dubbo but were unsuccessful and lost both games. Sunday Nyngan No. 2 played Dubbo City team No. 1 and finished a tied result of 33/33 on main board with one win each.
During the week Western Zone combined High School lawn bowls played a knock out game. Nyngan won by 22 to Narromine 6. They are now off to Western Zone Gala day at Orange City on 20th March. Congratulations Nyngan boys Harley Klante , Trae Smith and Terrance Ryan
Congratulations to Wayne Kearns on winning the 2018 Consistency Final during the week defeating Colin Williamson 150/128.
Golden Oldies bowls winners Ken Simmonds and the Captain.
Wednesday night bowls winners Fred Fitzalan and Marie Bexon
Bowls times Golden Oldies Tuesday 10.00am -Wednesday Night names 6.00pm start 6.30pm - Sunday names in 10.00am start 10.30am.
Pictured: Trae Smith Terrance Ryan Harley Klante who won the Western Zone Combined High Schools knock out game at Nyngan against Narromine and will now go to Orange City 20th March.
49 points by the composite team of Greg/Deb Matheson, Janine Tulenew and Andy Lane, aka Unc.
The star of the show was Unc who peeled off 24 points by himself and scored on every hole.
In Saturdays Twilight closing day the others got a look in now and then.. Runners up on 46 points were Dunlop Devils and Divas, standouts for them being Steve Peterson and Steve Eckart, Colleen and Grant were good back ups.
Also on the same mark were Vanes Buses; recruits for the day Brendan Smith scored once and that was an Eagle on the seventh, caption/coach and sole selector Rex was as usual very reliable.
Pin winners were Matt Sheather/ Nate Matheson / Robyn Harris.
Carrying on the good form from Saturday was Deb and Janine they took out Sundays Ambrose with a 31 nett, couldn't do a thing wrong until the last where they three -putted and gave Jamie Barrow and Unc Lane a sniff of a chance.
They managed 31.75 nett with a Par on the last compared to the winners half a dozen. Next best was Bug Man and Matho with 32.12 nett, no Pin winners.
Next weekend is the NSW Sand Green Championships at Manildra, we have eight players going and are sure to do well, if not on the course then in the clubhouse later.
Ashley Boyd was following in some famous footsteps when he strode out to mount Free Ticket prior to the running on Saturday of the 1400 metres Robinson Grain Tottenham Picnic Cup.
Free Ticket, the previous Sunday, had been ridden by superstar jockey Hugh Bowman when finishing fourth in a Benchmark race at the Mudgee Cup TAB meeting.
Bowman, the day after yet another win on champion mare Winx, had made a rare visit to a country meeting and rode Free Ticket for his parents Jim and Mandy Bowman who part own the six year old brown gelding.
“ Free Ticket was ridden last start by the best jockey in the world and today is being ridden by the fattest jockey in the world !, quipped Ashley Boyd.
Ashley was of course exaggerating about his weight as even under the higher scale at the Picnics he still made the 65.5kg handicap for Free Ticket.
The Emma Gill, Gulgong trained Free Ticket was brilliantly ridden by Boyd who obtained a good position behind the leaders.
In front turning for home, the strongly supported Dead Reckoning ( Michael Hackett, $2.80 to $2 favourite ) was overtaken and beaten a length and a half by Free Ticket ( $6 ) with Collins Street ( Ricky Blewitt, $17 ) running home well for third.
Winning trainer Emma Gill ( née Telfer ) was a talented apprentice jockey with 49 wins to her name while she has now recorded three wins as a trainer.
Michael Hackett, runner up in the Cup on Dead Reckoning, had earlier kicked home a winning double for Parkes trainer Sharon Jeffries on Maria Elisa and Fasfer.
A newcomer to the Jeffries stable, Maria Elisa ( $3.50 ) led most of the way to win the Tottenham Hotel Class 3 Handicap ( 800 metres ) while Fasfer ( $2.30 fav.), in the Maiden Plate ( 1000 metres ), set the pace before clearing out to score by five lengths.
Another all the way winner was former Queensland galloper Excelcat ( $1.70 favourite ), now trained at Nyngan by Rodney Robb and ridden by Maddison Wright in the 1000 metres Open Handicap.
Patiently ridden by Michael Wade, the seven year mare Getting Ready was a popular winner for well liked Forbes trainer Wendy Baker in the 1200 metres Goodsell Machinery Class 2 Handicap.
From near the tail of the field,Getting Ready ( $5.50 ) produced a stout finish to beat Sikum ( Michael Hackett,$3.80 ) by a length with over four lengths to Amare ( Ricky Blewitt, $6 ).
Now the winner of four races from 72 starts, Senoritaville was a good result for bookmakers when taking out the final event, the 1400 metres Class B Handicap, after a nice ride by Gilgandra based Michael Gray.
Trained at Cootamundra by Debbie Prest, Senoritaville ( $15 ) enjoyed a cosy run before finishing best to account for Spud ( Steven Kehoe ( $12 to $8 ) and Toorak Beauty ( Michael Wade, $17 ).
Sixteen year old Steven Kehoe, the son of well known jockey Jeff Kehoe, was riding at his first meeting and was responsible for a good front running ride on the Craig Tyack, trained Spud.
Under drought conditions, Tottenham racecourse very well presented and the outstanding committee was rewarded with a big crowd.
Racing on Saturday at Broken Hill ( St Pats meeting ) and Crookwell Picnics and on Sunday at Bathurst ( TAB ).