Kempsey had its first race meet for the year on Saturday, with six races going ahead.
Race 1 was won by Newcastle based filly, Intricately, with a two and half lengths margin, Kempsey's Rocket Royale trained by Hilary Dew and ridden by Jayden Barrie came in at third.
Barrie reported that the day was a success despite the absence of a crowd.
"I felt like I raced pretty well," he said.
"The day went well, the trainers were happy and all things went as according to plan."
9 year old gelding Magnakali was successful in Race 2 with Shivkhani at second.
Allan Kehoe trained In Ya Skyrocket took out Race 3 to record his first win.
In Race 4, Kehoe recorded his second win for the day as Zioptimus won by half a length in a close contest.
The Gladstone Cup was the closest of the day as Coffs Harbour based gelding Sawtell ran out a winner by 0.2 lengths to defeat Eerised.
The final race of the day, Race 6, was won by Makuba whose last win was in Longreach late last year.
Horse racing is one of few sports still continuing despite COVID-19 restrictions however crowds are not permitted.
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