Races draw a big, fashionable crowd
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.