Races draw a big, fash­ion­able crowd

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Tobi Lof­tus Tobi.Lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

DE­SPITE pre­dic­tions of se­vere storms, hun­dreds of peo­ple turned up to the sec­ond Eidsvold Races of the year to flaunt their fash­ion and win some money.

Eidsvold Race Club pres­i­dent Lyle Mur­ray said it was an ex­cel­lent day.

“It was an un­real day and the weather held off for us,” Mr Mur­ray said.

“We had 12mm of rain overnight and that just set­tled the dust on the track beau­ti­fully.

“We were al­ways con­fi­dent (with the weather), I al­ways thought most of the weather was go­ing to go around us and stay on the coast and that is how it panned out.”

Al’s Briefs won the main race of the day and was rid­den by Adam Spinks, a jockey from Bris­bane who has been rid­ing for 18 months.

“The horse went at an ex­cel­lent pace,” Mr Spinks said.

“It feels good, com­ing in with one me­tre.

“This would be my twenty fifth win to­day.

“I love Eidsvold. It’s a good coun­try track.”

Mr Mur­ray said the rac­ing on the day was of a high qual­ity.

“We had 53 ac­cep­tors, which for a coun­try race meet­ing, that is re­ally, re­ally good.”

“The day was filled with a great so­cial crowd en­joy­ing a good day at the coun­try races.”

North Bur­nett lo­cals will have the op­por­tu­nity to dress up in the suits, dresses and fas­ci­na­tors again this week­end, at the Gayn­dah Races on Satur­day.

The first race is at 1.30pm.


IN THE LEAD: The horses fin­ish up a race at the Eidsvold Races.

Al's Briefs with jockey Adam Spinks and its owner and trainer at the Eidsvold Races.

The dust was well set­tled af­ter the rain on the field at the Eidsvold Races.

Three horses cross the fin­ish at the Eidsvold Races.

Dr Quincy in the lead dur­ing the first race of the day at the Eidsvold Races.

Al's Briefs nar­rowly beats Get That Indya to take out the Eidsvold Races Cup at the Eidsvold Races.

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