Narromine-based jockey Ricky Blewitt rode a winning treble at the Cobar Picnic Races on Saturday, the first of which was on Rebecca’s Quest finishing 1.5 lengths ahead of Scarpa in Race 2, the 1,000 metres Cynend Building & Construction Class B Handicap. It was the Cobar Miners Race Club’s
second race meeting this year since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced and their first event where they were
permitted to host a limited crowd. ABC Television’s Back Roads host Heather Ewart and her crew were also at the race meeting to interview Mayor Lilliane Brady, who is a horse racing enthusiast, and to get some extra footage for their
feature on life in Cobar. Despite the bitterly cold weather, good crowds were also recorded on Saturday at the local
rugby league and rugby union games.