Rain fails to dampen cup day spirits
Showers fell heavy and often at the Team Wealleans Matamata Cup Day but it wasn’t enough to keep the racegoers away.
Crowds of punters filled the lounges at Matamata Racing Club on Saturday and children closed out their school holidays with a day at the races.
It was a top day of racing, with Cambridge apprentice Alex Forbes bringing Innovation home to win the $ 50,000 Team Wealleans Matamata Cup.
Owners of the horses that came fourth to second to last in the feature race took home $500 each as part of a starter bonus offered by Wealleans.
Nicola Stewart was at the track.
Fun day out: Madison McLaren, 4, Matthew Toetoe, 6, Makydia Toetoe, 4, Savannah McLaren, 6, and Kelsey Gold, 6, at Matamata Cup Day.
In the stands: James Adlington, Emily Harrison, Libby Olsen, Abby Howard and Nicole Cruickshank.
Never too young: Shaun Wilson and baby William came along to check out the action. Added entertainment: