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Wellington Diggers Swimming Club News

Ten Members participated in our weekly swim at the Geurie pool on Tuesday, November 27 with the Male members dominating the results again. Peter Ryan took out the 25 Metre event being 0.21 outside his nominated time.

While Colin ‘Wok’ Sheridan took out the 50 metre event being 0.03 outside his time. Lochlan George and Bonni Sheridan won the Junior Events.

Charlotte Ryan and Nick Knowles combined to win the Brace Relay being 2.06 outside their time.

Swimming continues at the Geurie Pool each week commencing at 6.30pm sharp.We ask that members make an effort to be early to prevent us running overtime for the time allocated.

Events will be 25 and 50 for Juniors and Seniors as well as the 2 x 50 metre Brace Relay draw for partners.

New Members are welcome with the proviso that they are members of the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club and for Juniors to compete a family member must also compete on the night.

Membership cost is $2 for Adults. Please contact Terry Dray 0408 294 526 or Neil Miller 0438 359 348 for further information.

Our after swim BBQ will continue at a members residence with only Sausage and Steak Sandwich’s available with refreshments. Cost for the Tuesday Swim & BBQ are as follows: Swim Only - $2 + Pool Entry.

BBQ  - Seniors and Juniors - Sausage Sandwich $3  Steak Sandwich  $4  + Pool Entry.

The 2019 Western District AIF Championships will be held in Condobolin on Sunday, February 10, 2019, a Nomination sheet is available at the Tuesday Night Swim.

The 2019 National AIF Championships will be held in Victoria on Saturday, March 2, 2019

Nominations close on February 4, 2019.

Results for Tuesday, November 27


25 Metre

  • First Lochlan George 0.07
  • Second Bella Sheridan 0.09
  • Third Bonni Sheridan 0.36

50 Metre

  • First Bonni Sheridan 0.29
  • Second Bella Sheridan 0.51
  • Third Charlotte Ryan 1.06


25 Metre

  • First Peter Ryan 0.21
  • Second Donna Dray 0.35
  • Third Brooke George 0.38

50 Metre

  • First Colin Sheridan 0.03
  • Second Graham Cope  0.11
  • Third Peter Ryan 0.46

Brace Relay

  • First Charlotte Ryan & Nick Knowles 2.06
  • Second Amy Ryan & Brooke George 2.92
  • Third Aaron Edwards & Bella Sheridan 3.27

By The Platypus


Wednesday bowling

Due to the wet conditions there were no Wednesday Bowls last week. Wednesday competition fees are $12.

Jackpot Bowls are on again today, Names in by 1pm with a 1.30pm start. Phone 6845 1973.

Club Championships

Results of Mixed Pairs played last Saturday

Colleen Forby and Ian Humphries defeated Delma and Ray Gersbach  27 - 12

Sue Manning and Peter Baker versus Robyn Hinton and Brian Charlton  32 – 12

FINAL of the Mixed Pairs will be played on Saturday, December 15 at 1pm between  Colleen Forby – Ian Humphries  versus Sue Manning – Peter Baker.

Presentation Day will be Sunday, December 16 – Details next week.

Congratulations to Ian Humphries, Scott Reid and Peter Baker who are the 2018 Triples Champions.

Sunday Mixed Bowls

Winners last Sunday were Lyn Cope, Sharon Johnston and Sue Manning.

Mixed Bowls are on again next Sunday with a 1pm start.

Names in between 12 noon and 12.45pm. Draw for partners – Mixed Pairs 18 Ends. $10 Green Fees

Terry Dray

2016 Flashback: Something Borrowed at Rosehill 2016. Photo: JANIAN MCMILLAN (www.racingphotography.com.au)

2016 Flashback: Something Borrowed at Rosehill 2016. Photo: JANIAN MCMILLAN (www.racingphotography.com.au)


The now ten year old Something Borrowed, winner of the $100,000 Country Championship Qualifier at Dubbo in March 2016, returned to form when winning the Alan Lloyd Memorial Handicap ( 1600 metres ) at Narromine last Thursday for local trainer Justin.W.Stanley and the owner-breeder Terry Marskell from Mudgee.

Something Borrowed had gone 26 starts without a win since taking out the Warren Cotton Cup from Our Sarastro and Laugharne in November 2016 with the only placing being a third to Gentleman Max in the 2017 Forbes Cup.

Brilliantly ridden at Narromine by Greg Ryan, Something Borrowed ( $3.10 ) weaved through the field from well back and finished strongly to beat Mackellars Love ( Jake Pracey-Holmes-Holmes, $13 ) and The Frick ( Grant Buckley, $2.70 favourite ).

Something Borrowed ( by Volitant from Wedded Chimes ) did not start racing until 5 years of age and was initially trained at Dubbo by the late John McKinnon who had been a successful harness racing trainer-driver.

At debut Something Borrowed finished fourth in a Maiden Handicap won by Mickey Spanooch at Bligh Picnics in May 2014 but at the 5th start promised better to come when ridden by Kody Nestor in a Maiden win at Warren from Tuliman and Sutton Bailey.

Six starts later in August 2015, Kacie Chater was the jockey in a win at Coonabarabran and then Something Borrowed ran seconds at Narromine, Coonamble, Bathurst, Dubbo and Warren and during this time John McKinnon due to ill health handed over the training to his good friend Justin.W.Stanley.

With Aaron Bullock in the saddle, Something Borrowed won the Western Racing Association Country Championship at Dubbo from Not A Shadow and Farewell Julia in March 2016 and then finished a creditable eighth Of 16 in the $400,000 Final over 1400 metres at Royal Randwick won by the outstanding Clearly Innocent.

Subsequent good performances by Something Borrowed included wins at Dubbo ( 1600 metres ),Gosford ( 2100 metres ), a third at Warwick Farm ( 2200 metres ), second to Any Blinkin’ Day in the Dubbo Cup and third to Can I Have in the Coonamble Cup.

Prior to the Narromine win last week Something Borrowed had resumed from a spell and with two good runs at Dubbo had indicated a return to form.

Daniel Northey has twice endured lengthy times on the sidelines with a broken pelvis however the 28 year old Scone based jockey has made successful returns to racing ,the latest comeback yielding wins with outstanding rides on Lope De Mango ( Warren ) and on A Magic Zariz in the 1300 metres AG N VET Open Handicap at Narromine.

Urged through a narrow opening by Daniel Northey, A Magic Zariz ( $5.50 ) came from the back of the field to score a thrilling win over Know How ( Brandon Griffiths, $5.50 ) and Zoutenant ( Wendy Peel, $3.50 favourite ).

Bred and raced by Wal And Leonie Prout from Gilgandra and trained at Coonamble by Cec Hodgson, A Magic Zariz has the impressive record of nine wins and eight placings from 27 starts.

Four men with significant contributions to Racing, Max Crockett, Max Frankel, Errol French and John “Sam” Glasgow have sadly passed away over recent weeks.

Max Crockett the legendary horse breaker at Randwick for champion trainers such as Tommy Smith, Bart Cummings, Les Bridge and Jack Denham later continued his trade at Mudgee where he was also a successful trainer with the most recent winner being Mackellars Love at Orange.

Max Frankel was a stock and station agent at Tullibigeal and as a prolific owner of racehorses achieved his 100th winner back in 2011 at a Wagga Wagga meeting.

Errol French from Tamworth raced hundreds of gallopers , most with the the word Blinkin’ in their name including the Dubbo Cup winner Any Blinkin’ Day trained by Clint Lundholm.

John “Sam “ Glasgow from Tullibigeal was a very well liked racegoer and more recently was an owner of the promising Caszar trained at Forbes by Barry Molloy and a fast finishing second at Narromine last Thursday.

The $50,000 Mudgee Cup features at the Mudgee Showcase TAB meeting on Friday followed by Dubbo ( TAB ) on Monday, Warren Twilights ( TAB ) on Friday, December 14 and the annual Charity Sports Day and racing fraternity get together commencing 3pm Saturday, December 15.

Colin Hodges