First out of the starting gate

Cobar owned and trained horse, Knee Slapper, looked a bit fidgety going into the starting gate in the final race on the Cobar Picnic Races program on Saturday, the Allan Wells Memorial Cobar Picnic Cup over 1,700 metres. Knee Slapper however got the best start (pictured above at far left) […]


Happy with Knee Slapper

Co-owners of Knee Slapper, Colin ‘Butch’ Eves and Wayne ‘Wap’ Prisk (who also trains him) were pretty happy with the big seven year old gelding’s performance in the Allan Wells Memorial Cobar Picnic Cup feature race on Saturday where he finished third. Despite not having a run for the past […]


Learning about Landcare

Year 6 students from Cobar Public School (CPS) and St John’s School spent two days last week learning about Landcare including invasive native scrub management, erosion control and measures to prevent erosion on farms, soil types, animal handling and pest management. They also learnt about native plants and introduced species […]


Pigeon racing comes to Cobar and really takes off

Prior to the Cobar Picnic Cup five horse race meeting being held at the Dalton Park Horse Sports Complex on Saturday after-noon, another important “thoroughbred” race took place earlier that morning. The Derby, Blue Band Yearling Breeders Plate race got underway at 8am on Saturday when 593 racing pigeons were […]


Some of the best dressed

While there may have not been a Fashions on the Field competition at the Cobar Picnic Races on Saturday there were however a number of contenders for “Best Dressed” including this group of friends captured by our photographer: Riley O’Leary, Olivia Deighton, Lisa Williamson, Maggie O’Connor and Georgia Paul.