Race winning jockey Marlon Dolendo on Tycoon Sun finished race 5 in a downpour at Ballina on Wednesday.
Story & photos Eve Jeffery
Despite the rain, the traditional Boxing Days races went ahead on Wednesday, just one of 33 racecourses around the country celebrating the festive season. Hundreds of revellers, punters and families converged on the track
The six-race card saw some exciting close finishes and some great jockey performances. The winners on the day were Davin Green on Friday Example, Kasie Stanley on Porrento’s Girl, Marlon Dolendo on Black Patch in the third and Tycoon Sun in the fifth, Rikki Jamieson on Valiant Heart and Cassandra Schmidt on My Private Dancer.
The day was mostly dry with a few spits, but the slow (7) track was definitely showing signs of the rain in the preceding week and one downpour during race 5 didn’t make matters any better.