Home turf advantage was on full display at Albury on Saturday.
Leading the charge was Blaike McDougall who underlined his dominance with a winning treble.
Five of the seven races were taken out by Albury trainers with Corowa's Rick Freyer also tasting success with a quinella.
Sharlie bucked the trend to make the trip from Caulfield worthwhile for trainer Nick Ryan, but she was one of three winners for McDougall.
It was the in-form hoop's third treble in just over two weeks after also riding trebles at Canberra and Albury a fortnight ago.
McDougall started the meeting on a high after he partnered the Kym Davison-trained Houlio's Dream to victory in the opening race.
He was back in the winners circle after race five after winning the $22,000 Maiden Hcp (1500m) aboard Sharlie.
McDougall completed the treble with victory aboard the Gordon Yorke-trained Our Dreamsarefree.
The former Victoria Derby has just returned from a lengthy suspension he believed meant the end of his career, but is starting to taste success after relocating from Grafton.
"I was never going to come back and had retired, but I wasn't any good at it," Yorke said.
"I'm having a ball now."
Davison is hopeful that Houlio's Dream can measure up as a Country Championship contender after making an impressive return to racing.
Resuming from a 26-week spell, Houlio's Dream notched his second career victory in the $22,000 Class One Handicap (1000m) with McDougall aboard.
Davison was pleased to see him return in such fashion after needing bone chips removed after winning at Gundagai in April.
"He had to have an operation but he has really matured since," Davison said.
"I think he is a promising horse in the making.
"Hopefully he can get out over a bit more ground and run at least a strong 1400m.
"I would like to think he is capable of contesting the Country Championships.
"He could go around in a TAB Highway at his next start."
Ron Stubbs, Mitch Beer and Norm Loy also trained winners on the card.