All the fun of Cup Day at Tweed track

Tweed Daily News - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

PHO­TOS: SCOTT POWICK

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.

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