Weir chasing trainers' bonus in Warrnambool Racing Carnival

ANOTHER wet day at the Warrnambool Racing Carnival coming up after more overnight rain and a heavy10 track.

Wednesday, April 30

Wednesday, April 30

And the big question is, can Ballarat ‘s Darren Weir secure a trainers’ bonus on the second day of the three-day carnival?

Warrnambool Racing Club offers a luxury car to a trainer two can win four races at the carnival, on the condition that one victory comes in at least one of four nominated feature races.

He landed a double on Tuesday and has a powerful hand in the Wangoom Handicap and Galleywood Hurdle on Wednesday, and Warrnambool Cup on Thursday.

Robert Smerdon is the only trainer to win the bonus, having achieved the feat in 2010.


BALLARAT Football League youth girls football season starts on Sunday.

Opening round draw:

At Darley Park

Riddells Creek v Gisborne

Darley v Bacchus Marsh

At White Flat

Ararat v Sebastopol

Golden Point

Redan v Ballarat



BALLARAT Football League has “Umpiring is Everyone’s Business” round this weekend

As part of the build up, AFL field umpire Shane McInerney, who is originally from Ballarat, will attend BFUA training at the City Oval on Wednesday night.