THE Shoalhaven City Turf Club celebrated Easter Sunday in style with an eight-race meeting as a part of its Easter Carnival.
The weather really turned on a good show for the turf club’s second instalment of the Autumn Racing Carnival, which saw Easter celebrated with jumping castle, Easter hat parade, an egg hunt, face painting, and an appearance from the Easter bunny.
Although fashionable fillies were crowned for their Easter fascinators, the big winner of the day was the five-year-old brown mare Salote, who galloped home to win the Terry Harvey’s Carpet Court/Nowra Scrap Greenwell Point Cup.
The Bruce Cross trained Salote ran a blistering race over the 1400 metres to take the $25,000 prizemoney, four-and-a-half lengths in front of the Paul Murray trained Kyoto and Geoff Hall trained Majestic Reign.
The win takes Salote’s prizemoney to near $49, 000.
It was a tough race for local horses, Courage to Dance, trained by Terry Robinson, and Nuclear’s Belle, trained by Peter Small, which finished sixth and seventh respectively.
The third and final instalment of the Autumn Racing Carnival will be held on Sunday, May 25 for the Girls’ Day Out featuring the Nowra Cup.