The Easter festivities were in full swing as a crowd of over 8000 people were on-course at Caulfield’s Easter Cup Day to farewell a legend of Victorian Racing.
Greg Miles, Victoria’s voice of racing for the last 37 years, signed off on his distinguished career by calling a race named in his honour, the Bravo Greg Miles, which was the final race of the action-packed program. Greg was earlier presented by Melbourne Racing Club Vice Chairman Peter Le Grand with the rare and prestigious honour of Life Membership to the Club for his service to racing.
The vast crowd at Caulfield filled the front lawn to take part in Cadbury’s Best Ever Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt, which saw 45,000 delicious Cadbury Easter eggs collected across five separate sessions, was the main event in a host of kid’s activities which also included amusement rides, pony rides and face painting.
On the track, Robert Smerdon’s Hooked received a gun run behind the leaders in the Group 3 mypunter.com.au Victoria Handicap (1400m), eventually overcoming a dogged Charmed Harmony to win by a half neck. It was a family affair in the Group 3 Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) with Tom Sadler steering Observational to victory for father John. The race secured a feature-double for Caulfield’s Aquanita stable and also handed Tom his first ever black-type win.
Victoria’s long weekend of racing continues at Mornington Racecourse on Easter Sunday, with another exciting CADBURY Easter Egg Hunt set to transform the front lawn into a chocolate paradise while Easter Monday at Ladbrokes Park (Sandown) will complete the weekend’s festivities.