FILLIES & FINERY
FROCKS and glamour will take over the track today as Townsville Turf Club opens its gates for Ladies Day.
The event will kick off at 11am with seven local races featured.
Townsville Turf Club CEO Cassandra Cazzulino said it would be a fun afternoon, with 2500 expected through the gates.
“It’s always a very popular day and not just for the ladies,” she said. “We get so many guys trackside as well.” Included in general admission is access to the Miss Macie Champagne Garden and the Espresso Martini Bar. Fashions on the Field are sure to be a hit with plenty of participants parading their frocks and finery.
“It doesn’t matter if you are general admission or in a marquee, we have a great day planned for everyone,” Ms Cazzulino said.
The horses won’t be the only entertainment, with well- known band Dr Jack taking the stage in the afternoon to keep punters dancing. Tickets at the gate are $ 20 for adults, $ 10 for concessions and kids free.
Buses will operate to the track from throughout Townsville. Up- to- date schedules are on the Townsville Turf Club’s website and Facebook page.
CHEERS: Miss World Australia 2016 Madeline Cowe is dressed and ready for Ladies Day at Cluden Park Racecourse today.