All the fun of Cup Day at Tweed track
AS THOUSANDS poured into the grounds for Murwillumbah’s Melbourne Cup Day races on Tuesday, the gloomy weather held out for those decked out in their finest spring racing gear.
Tweed River Jockey Club general manager Leanne Moore, who marked her first Melbourne Cup Day in the role, said she was pleased the rain stayed away and the crowds were well-behaved.
Ms Moore said an estimated 3000 people visited the club for the day, which featured five local races while screening the action live from Flemington on the grounds.
“It was a really good day,” Ms Moore said.
“I was definitely nervous going into it, being my first Melbourne Cup Day, but it all came together really well.”
Tuesday kicked off what will be a busy few months for the club.
There will be another race meet next Friday, November 17, followed by the twilight meet on December 8, followed by events on January 2 and 7.
For details on coming events visit www. tweedriver-jockeyclub. com.au.
FABULOUS FROCKS: Shae Cameron and Jenelle Moers.
SADDLING UP: Jockey Gina Mitchell from Scotland gets ready to ride in three separate races.
Kirsten Mitchell, Karen Manlacute, Della Brothers David and Laurie Mitchell and Cari Milne.
Charlotte Webber, Lucie Webber, Georgia Rankin, Paddy Rankin, Jessie Rankin, Chanell Fletcher and Sophie Webber.
Ellie Quinn-johnson, Jasmine Perry and Jessica Dichiera
Crowds gather for the Tweed Daily News Maiden Shield.