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MARCH 2018 | Cody Handley

THE CARRICK Cup was held on 17th February this year.

The Cup itself, worth $12,000, and fought out over a distance of 2,650 metres, was won this year by Call Her Julie and owner, trainer and driver Matthew Cooper.

In addition to the main event, there was also a celebrity pony race between Opposition Leader Rebecca White, Lyons MP Guy Barnett, Meander Valley’s citizen of the year, Toby Ritter, Tasracing CEO Vaughn Lynch and Roberts Representative, Amanda Holloway.

The race was won by Rebecca White by a horse length, followed closely by Vaughn Lynch.

For the second year running, the event also had a polocrosse display.

Hosted by the Tasmanian Polocrosse Association, the demonstration featured some of the best polocrosse players from around the state, playing on behalf of the Midlands Spurs and Kentish clubs.

The demonstration was intended to raise awareness of the sport with a hope towards boosting participation. “It’s always hard to get new players onto the scene,” organiser Mark Scott said.

Carrick Pacing Club secretary, Sandra Rybarczyk said this year’s turnout was on par with the previous year, despite being held at the same time as the Launceston Greyhound Cup.

Photo | Mike Moores