Ready for the weekend

Success for Narrabri-trained horses ahead of local meeting

Narrabri harness racing driver Chris Shepherdson puts Capital Cullect through a training run last week. Shepherdson drove the Peter Shepherdson-trained Kid Montana to a win in Armidale on Sunday.

The Narrabri Harness Racing Club will host its annual non-TAB meeting this Sunday at the Narrabri Paceway, located at the Narrabri Showground.

The meeting will most likely feature six races, which include the Narrabri Cup heats and Carnival of Cups heats as well as the Wee Waa Cup.

The fields will be in Thursday’s Courier.

The club’s annual TAB meeting has been scheduled 15 days later, for Easter Monday, April 2.

2018 could be the best year yet for local harness racing fans, drivers, trainers and owners.

On Sunday local driver Chris Shepherdson drove the locally owned and trained Kid Montana to a huge win at an Armidale TAB meeting.

Kid Montana lined up from the pole position for its first career start and sped away to a 32-metre win.

That earned the Peter Shepherdson-trained colt $3600 in prizemoney.

There was more to cheer about in race four of the meeting.

The Jarred Hetherington-trained Million Dollar Mac and Garry Shepherdson-trained Our Joshy Boy left the barrier side-by-side from the second row.

Million Dollar Mac placed second, 34 metres behind winner Last Party.

Our Joshy Boy was next best, placing third.

Those two finishes saw the pair earn $900 and $600 in prizemoney respectively.