Renovations Underway Today at Callaghan Park
Published 31 August 2022
The Rockhampton Jockey conducted it’s last meeting at Callaghan on Tuesday prior to its closure for the annual grass track renovations which get under way today (Wednesday). Racing will reconvene at Callaghan Park with a TAB race day on Tuesday, October 4. In the interim the RJC race meetings scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 and 27 have been transferred to Keppel Park, Yeppoon. There are some great shots of last Tuesday’s day out at the gallops at Callaghan Park: to view visit the Rocky Jockey Club Facebook
- Welcome to Callaghan Park racecourse.
1: As racegoers left Callaghan Park the machinery was rolling in to the car park to be in readiness for the annual track refurbishments commencing today.
2: Stable foreperson Brooke Brummel, apprentice jockey Tahlia Fenlon and trainer Nick Walsh epitomise the quote “winners are grinners” as they pose in the winner’s enclosure with a rather perplexed Just Super ($1.70) after his brilliant win. Walsh won earlier during the program with Age Of Innocence ($3.50) while Fenlon won later on The Crown ($14.00).
3: Too often the role of race day strappers is overlooked. Ashley Ladbrook is captured in an inquisitive expression while chatting to one of her John Wigginton stable favourites Merida’s Bow (aka Goldie) after the mare’s fast finishing second behind Just Super. Ashley would not divulge “stable secrets” and offer what the mare had to say about the race.
4: Popular SKY Racing presenter Michael Charge was a picture of concentration as he studied the monitor for betting updates between races on Tuesday. Charge with his easy-going manner and jocular interviews has built up a strong rapport with industry stakeholders and off course punters and racing followers alike.
5: Colourful fashion “divas” jockey Tash Chambers and strapper Renae Welburn were all smiles while the focus of their attention, the Pat Dillon trained Hyperion Star looked rather serious despite his trendy red hood. The horse finished fourth but is ready to win on a country track.
6: The girls “in green” from the Adrian Coome stable Mully Green and Nicky Olzard were delighted to display the winning photography of Plenty taking out the Tatts Sprint over the recent Winter Racing Carnival. They had just collected it from Matty Harris of Caught In The Act photography.
7: Caught in the act, the man himself Matty Harris the Callaghan Park racecourse photographer. His job is one of the most popular in racing as his clients are always happy and why not as the Caught In The Act race winning photos are first class.
8: Another happy customer Angie Clem proudly displays the Caught In The Act framed winning picture of Jamesatelli’s win at Gladstone on August 13. “James” ran a bold third at Rocky on Tuesday.