Morgan Park holds race meeting on Australia Day

DESERVED: Lynton Bishop (right) congratulates Lew Parker at the naming of the pavilion ceremony at Morgan Park on Australia Day. Photo: June Taylor.

DESERVED: Lynton Bishop (right) congratulates Lew Parker at the naming of the pavilion ceremony at Morgan Park on Australia Day. Photo: June Taylor.

An estimated crowd of more than 400 people enjoyed a true country style picnic race meeting at Morgan Park, Victor Harbor on Australia Day, Sunday, January 26.

The twilight harness race meeting was held in ideal weather conditions and race goers enjoyed the family day complete with children's entertainment, full betting and TAB facilities along with a barbecue cooked by Encounter Bay Football Club members.

Ryan Hryhorec driver of Assassinator was the winner of the Victor Harbor Pacing Cup race breaking the track record.

Ryan Hryhorec driver of Assassinator was the winner of the Victor Harbor Pacing Cup race breaking the track record.

A feature of the day's racing was the 'TAB Victor Harbor Pacing Cup' which was won by 'Assassinator' trained by Christopher Nicol and driven by Ryan Hryhorec. Assassinator broke the track record for the Morgan Park venue during this race.

At the end of the day's racing program, a short ceremony, saw the naming of the main pavilion as the 'Lew Parker Pavilion' in honour of former president of the Victor Harbor Harness Racing club Lew Parker, who is a well known racing identity in Victor Harbor.

President Lynton Bishop presents the Victor Harbor Pacers Cup to the Nicol brothers.

President Lynton Bishop presents the Victor Harbor Pacers Cup to the Nicol brothers.

Wendy Brealey, Shaun Stacey and Sue Cook enjoy a glass of wine and a picnic lunch at the races.

Wendy Brealey, Shaun Stacey and Sue Cook enjoy a glass of wine and a picnic lunch at the races.

The next harness race meeting will be held on Easter Sunday at Morgan Park.

Lynton Bishop congratulated Lew Parker at the naming of the pavilion ceremony at Morgan Park, which was a highlight of the meeting.

Face painter Julia Thomas showed off her work during the race meeting on Australia Day, entertaining many children.

Ryan Hryhorec, driver of Assassinator, was ecstatic at winning the Victor Harbor Pacing Cup and breaking the track record.

Victor Harbor residents Julie and Robert Thorning enjoyed a day at the races.

Victor Harbor residents Julie and Robert Thorning enjoyed a day at the races.

Face painter Julia Thomas shows off her work on Evie Winkworth of Hallet Cove at the races on Australia Day.

Face painter Julia Thomas shows off her work on Evie Winkworth of Hallet Cove at the races on Australia Day.

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