Boom­ing crowd en­joy races

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THOU­SANDS of peo­ple from across the Table­lands capped off their Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions in style at the Ma­reeba Box­ing Day Races.

Last month’s coun­try rac­ing meet was the Ma­reeba Turf Club’s most suc­cess­ful race day to date, with 2200 peo­ple in at­ten­dance.

“We had 450 more peo­ple than last year,” Club sec­re­tary John Thur­low said.

“That’s our record and it seems to get big­ger and big­ger every year.

“It’s a good day for the com­mu­nity and for us.

“It’s be­com­ing such a tra­di­tion and the fash­ions are a real draw­card too.

“The num­ber of en­tries was fan­tas­tic.”

Thur­low said the Ma­reeba Turf Club would host four race meet­ings this year.

“Our crowds keep get­ting big­ger and bet­ter every race meet­ing,” he said.

Damien Wild­man, Bran­don Pozze­bon and Adrian Rug­geri. Kris­ten Beatts, Kayleigh Givney and Jane Gar­cia-Fraser dress to im­press at the Ma­reeba Box­ing Day Races. Wil­low McGrath steps out in style.

Sophie Bozzo and Adrien Sha­ban.

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