Reinswomen join Girls' Night Out at trots to help cancer fight

A FEATURE event for reinswomen returns to the Ballarat and District Trotting Club calendar tomorrow night.

Champion driver Kerryn Manning will headline the line-up in the Karington Jewelry C 1 Pace, 1710m.

She will drive Adam Cartwright for her father, Great Western trainer Peter Manning.

Mother and daughter Rita and Monique Burnett also have drives, along with Amy Tubbs, Lisa Miles, Ellen Tormey and Ballarat’s Jaimie-Lee King.

The all-female drivers’ race is the marquee event for the BDTC’s Girls Night Out, which is a fundraiser for Support4Cancer.

Field:

1-BIT NOISY Rita Burnett 

2-IMA VILLAGE CASPER Monique Burnett (c) 

3-FEARLESS COURAGE Amy Tubbs 

4-BREAKMYHEART Jaimie-Lee King (c) 

5-FUJI FRED Cassandra Troon (c) 

6-RUBY HEART Ellen Tormey 

7-KAI STAR FELLA Lisa Miles 

8-LIFES TOUGH B E Sadler 

9-ALL AUSSIE STAR (emerg) Ellen Tormey

10-ITHAPPENSTBEAMETRO scratched 

11-ADAM CARTWRIGHT Kerryn Manning 

Kerryn Manning is one of harness racing’s all-time great drivers.

She has driven more than 10 winners in a season 14 times, including a  national record of 371 in 2002-03.

Since cutting back her commitments, last season was the first since 1998-99 that Manning has not topped 100 wins.

This left Tormey to lead the way among reinswomen in Victoria last season, with 75 wins. 

Manning is back at the top of the tree this season with more than 60 wins.

Jodi Quinlan is next best on 44, but she does not have a driving engagement in tomorrow night’s race.

Season tallies for drivers in the event: Kerryn Manning 64, Ellen Tormey 34, Lisa Miles 19, Amy Tubbs 17, Jaimie-Ling King 9, Rita Burnett 5, Monique Burnett 2, Cassandra Troon 2, Brooke Sadler 1.

BDTC has programmed nine races, with the first at 5.56pm.

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