Ballarat Clarendon College girls' crew continues to dominate

BALLARAT Clarendon College has won another major girls' rowing coxed fours triple title.

College added the prestigious Head of the Schoolgirls' title on the Barwon River in Geelong on Sunday to its Ba;larat Head of the Lake victory.

Now the national schoolgirls' championship in Sydney awaits the BCC crew of Marion Peters (bow), Hilary Jones, Madeleine Ross, Sarah Maher and cox Ellie Dowling.

Under the guidance of coach Ross Henderson, the College girls were convincing in their performance in the 1500m event at Geelong.

They finished two minutes, three seconds head of Ballarat Grammar School.

The BCC performance continues Ballarat's outstanding record in Head of the Schoolgirls' regatta open division one coxed fours.

BCC, Loreto College, Damascus College and Ballarat Grammar School also collected medals at Geelong.


MAIDEN Gully harness racing trainer David Van Ryn ventures to Ballarat for a rare day race meeting today with his stable firing.

Van Ryan specialises in trotters and has had a marvellous run over the past few weeks, with Basil Knight, Redy Ro Race, Time Capsule and Paris Pepperell all winning.

He lines up first starter Casa Fundada in the Porter Industries 2yo Trotters' Handicap, 1710m.

Casa Fundada is one for four debutants in the opening race.

Backarup is another from the Burrumbeet stable of David Barbetti.

The filly was bred by Ballarat veteran horseman Alan Wood and is out Wayoutback, a half-sister of top line trotters Backa Beyond (16 wins) and Backas Cobber (18 wins).

The first of nine races is at 1.16pm.

Monday, March 17

Monday, March 17