Ballina Jockey Club chairman Robert Pitt, Karlye Lane of Showcase Jewellery, Ballina Tourism and Hospitality board member Melinda Nelson, Ballina Jockey Club chief executive officer Sarah Wills and jeweller Steven McAteer at the track yesterday.
Ballina Jockey Club chairman Robert Pitt, Karlye Lane of Showcase Jewellery, Ballina Tourism and Hospitality board member Melinda Nelson, Ballina Jockey Club chief executive officer Sarah Wills and jeweller Steven McAteer at the track yesterday. Jay Cronan

Bracelet looks good

YESTERDAY, as the Ballina Jockey Club prepared for the Ballina Tourism and Hospitality Cup race meeting today, everyone was keeping their fingers crossed.

The club has been unlucky over the past financial year, with 10 meetings cancelled.

But as The Northern Star went to press last night, the weather forecast for today was looking good.

“Last year we had a really good turnout, but we were one or two races in when the heavens opened up,” chief executive Sarah Wills said.

“We hope the same thing doesn’t happen again.

“It can be really hard to get people to come along to a Friday race meet, so we would love some support.”

Wills said the Ballina Tourism and Hospitality race meeting, featuring the Ballina Bracelet, had been fully sponsored.

“That’s a really good thing in these tough economic times,” she said.

Gates open at 11am, with the first race at 11.45am and the Bracelet at 2.08pm.



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