THE Riverina Paceway surface has had plenty of problems but is now the fourth fastest track in Australia.
Only Menangle, Melton and Bendigo have faster track records after Star Major clocked a mile rate of 1:50.3 on Friday.
It wasn't just the track record that shows how the track has responded to having a new surface put down but 1:56.7 was the slowest winning mile rate over the seven 1740-metre races on the program.
Wagga president Terry McMillan is thrilled with how it is racing after more .
"(The works) have made a big difference and the curator is doing a good job on it," McMillan said.
"Even the lower class horses are running good times and that's good for owners and trainers if they want to sell their horse if they are running good times here."
TINGIRINGI provided Ellen Bartley with a nice birthday present at Echuca on Thursday.
Heading over the border, Tingiringi arrived just in time with Bartley's sister Rebecca doing the driving.
It was the mare's second win in her last three starts for the Narrandera trainer.
B K SWY will have her first start for Jack Trainor at Menangle on Saturday.
After winning at Leeton last week, the mare's third in five starts, the four-year-old has drawn nine in the mares race on the card.
She only missed the placings three times in 15 starts for David Kennedy.
AFTER five straight seconds, West Wyalong trainer Peter Birks looked to have scored a breakthrough win with Charlotte Caslick only to be denied in the stewards room.
Instead Headturner was declared the winner following interference in the final 100 metres.
Riverina participants also had mixed fortunes in the stewards room at Menangle on Saturday.
Rusty Crackers was relegated to second after he was deemed to have caused interference which ultimately hindered Malcolms Rhythm when galloping at the top of the home straight.
Ashley Hart drove the winner.
Rusty Crackers needs to trial satisfactorily twice before being able to race again.
However Cherishthememories, who was bred by Dianne Kelly, was elevated to first two races later.
CAMERON Hart added to his advantage in the NSW drivers' premiership with a double at Menangle on Saturday.
Once again the former Junee reinsman and Jason Grimson combined to take out the group three feature on the card.
This time it was with Rocknroll Angel, who made it three wins on the trot.
Hart has now had 125 winners, 10 clear of Jack Trainor.
WAGGA will hold an eight-race card on Friday.
The first race is at 1.11pm.
Albury races on Tuesday.
ON THE Pace is having a quick let up.
However it will be back in October 7's edition of The Daily Advertiser.