GRAPES & GALLOPS
By Geoff Whittle
On Sunday, 19th
January 2020 the very popular Mount Barker Grapes &
Gallops include the Mungrup Stud Sprint is being
held at Frost Park, McDonald Ave in Mount Barker.
Bookings and forms for this coming event are
included in this PDF:
Grapes and Gallops 2020 Form
Print, fill it in and
make a copy, email to
Gallops is the highlight of the racing season in the
Great Southern where patrons are able to witness top
class country racing with a eight event race card
and sample the wines of Mount Barker’s wineries.
Gourmet foods are also
available and children’s entertainment provided. A
very relaxed day.
Mungrup Stud Sprint over 1300 metres attracts a
strong field of sprinters from the metropolitan area
and the south west, and in most years the winner has
gone on to win more high class races in the Perth or
the big provincial feature sprints.
Croucher, and family, of Mungrup Stud have continued
to sweep all before them with the young horses
produced on their Narrikup property. Their young
stallion Oratorio has been producing a string of
winners of Perth feature races including the
Karrakatta Plate (2yo) winners Gold Rocks and Motion
top class black type performers are Waratah’s
Secret, and tough mare Clueless Angel. Oratorio
stood the 2010 season for a service fee of $33,000
by far the highest in the State, and had a full book
Enquiries or bookings can be directed to Mount
Barker Turf Club Secretary, on 0447 512 873.