By Bill Poulos
Apprentice jockey Jacob Golden and Australian pony club representative Jess Towns gained valuable knowledge in the finer points of horsemanship across several disciplines when accredited Portuguese coach Francisco Campeao gave lessons and advice to a group of aspiring young riders in Moree at the weekend.
Campeao is a Level 3 international coach in dressage, showjumping and eventing, and in 2019 was appointed Racing NSW raceday swabbing steward for the Hunter and North-West Racing Association.
He travelled from his base at Moonbi, near Tamworth, a couple of days ahead of Monday’s Moree Race Club’s seven-race TAB meeting at the request of Moree trainer Peter Sinclair.
Today’s meeting, transferred from Gunnedah, also heralds the return of raceday crowds after racegoers and on-course punters spent three months in horse racing wilderness, thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
However, while Moree Race Club welcomes patrons back to the fold, strict COVID-19 biosecurity measures will be in place.
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