Bells Fair Ends The Year On A Bathurst High

A big crowd turned out for 's traditional Boxing Night meeting which was lucky to go ahead
after wild thunderstorms caused the track to be washed away four times in a week.

The offer many thanks thanks to all the volunteers who helped out shovelling sand (including on Christmas Day) and had the track in top order with several being registered.

In the opening race on the eleven race card surprised most with a fast 26.02 maiden success holding off the heavily backed by half a length.

Spring Creek gave her rivals a galloping lesson in the first run-off easily accounting for On My Mind and Hear No Evil in a slick 26.03.

, a litter-mate to She's The Goodes, scored a nippy 17.94 win on debut for St. Mary's conditioner Alan Campbell and it appears that the members of the Trewly Special X Tell Tall Tails mating have above average ability.

Newly crowned Bathurst GOTY Bells Fair capped off a stellar year with another near record romp of 17.57 in the 307m Free For All defeating Captain Teddy by five lengths with veteran Earllee in third. During 2008 Bells Fair racked up 26 wins for Mount Lambie mentor Mark Vella including 16 from 23 at Kennerson Park.

continued Earl Anderson's terrific run of success over the past 18 months with a strong finishing 18.07 win in defeating Almost Invisible and Scandalous Miss.

Back To School proved too strong for It's All Blue and Kara's Princess in the Siska Lodge Encourage over 618 metres posting 36.90 for Emu Plains trainer Paul Hubbard.

The Les Whitton prepared Five Shots put her best paw forward and was never headed in scoring a 26.13 victory over Gandhi's heart and How Convenient with the margins being three lengths each way.

Another Lidsdale based mentor led in the winner of the last when accounted for PatThe Leopard and Myalla Betsy in a nippy 17.89.

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