PARADE is told native flowers are needed to make a commemoration to be held on Thursday at Mount Panorama even more special.
Bathurst Regional Council will host a memorial service for Peter Brock on Thursday at 10am to mark 10 years since the racing driver’s death and to commemorate his life.
Brock, as readers are no doubt aware, racked up a record nine wins in the Bathurst 1000.
The service will be held at the Brock statue outside the National Motor Racing Museum.
So where do the native flowers come in?
Bathurst motorsport fan Matt Irvine says fans attending the service should bring native flowers because the famous driver was a big fan of them.
Matt, Parade is told, has been attending the Brock memorials over the past 10 years, including in 2007, when hundreds of people turned up at the top of Mount Panorama for the first Brock memorial.
The MC at the Brock service up at the Mount will be Supercars commentator Greg Rust.
Celebration for Bette’s birthday
WHAT’S better than celebrating your 90th birthday at the races?
Celebrating your 90th birthday at a race meeting where one of the races is named in your honour.
That was Bette Holland’s experience at Tyers Park last week, when the first race of the meeting was the Bette Holland Benchmark 55 Handicap.
And what made it even better? The winner was Super Pig, trained by Dean Mirfin and co-owned by Suzanne Gainsford-Holland, who is Bette’s daughter.
Both mother and daughter were there to watch six-year-old Super Pig pick up his second career victory.
Bette, from Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, and Suzanne are pictured in today’s snapshot with Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing director Don Pearce and general manager Michelle Tarpenning.
For the record, Super Pig galloped clear of race favourite Royal Reggie over the final 200 metres to win by three lengths in the special race.