Ponies to pace down Carrick Park Pacing Club straight for last season meet

PONY RIDE: Meander Valley citizen of the year with one-year-old pony Sweet Pea. Mr Ritter will compete in the celebrity race on Saturday. Picture: Paul Scambler
PONY RIDE: Meander Valley citizen of the year with one-year-old pony Sweet Pea. Mr Ritter will compete in the celebrity race on Saturday. Picture: Paul Scambler

The Carrick Park Pacing Club will hold its final races of the season on Saturday.

Starting at 3.25pm, the eight-race twilight meet will climax with the $12,000 Carrick Cup.

However, there is a lot more going on at the Carrick Pacing Club on Saturday apart from the 2650-metre race, according to club secretary Sandra Rybarcyk.

Among the activities will be fashions on the field, a polocrose display and a celebrity race featuring, among others, Lyons Liberal MHA Guy Barnett, opposition Leader Rebecca White and Meander Valley citizen of the year Toby Ritter. 

PACING: Meander Valley citizen of the year Toby Ritter and one-year-old pony Sweet Pea. Picture: Paul Scambler

PACING: Meander Valley citizen of the year Toby Ritter and one-year-old pony Sweet Pea. Picture: Paul Scambler

The field of Tasmanian celebrities will race down the straight carted along by ponies.

“I was talking to Guy on Tuesday evening and he was very confident,” Mr Ritter said.

“Rebecca White’s also a good horsewoman so I’m a bit worried there.

“I hope that I can get in front.”

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, $5 for pensioners and children under 16 enter for free.