Town races get an­other run

Speedy re­bound from phan­tom meeting

Chinchilla News - - SPORT - Kate McCor­mack Kate.McCor­mack @chin­chillanews.com.au

RACING: Race lovers will have an­other chance to be track­side this week­end with the resched­uled ProCrew Chin­chilla Cup Fam­ily Christ­mas Race Day taking place on Satur­day.

De­spite the fore­cast last week­end prompt­ing the can­cel­la­tion of the six-race pro­gram, race­go­ers en­joyed a phan­tom meet com­plete with live mu­sic, TAB racing and Fashions on the Field.

Pa­trons will have a chance to gather in two days time for the six-race pro­gram.

Race club pres­i­dent Don Critch said the newly-formed com­mit­tee looked for­ward to bring­ing fresh ideas and a new di­rec­tion to the club.

“We would like the Chin­chilla races to be­come a more fam­ily-ori­en­tated event for the com­mu­nity, so the com­mit­tee will be work­ing to­wards that for the fu­ture.”

Critch also paid trib­ute to Christ­mas Cup spon­sors ProCrew, West­ern Downs Civil, Van­der­field, Hard­core Hire, Craig Black, Cock­a­too Creek Brah­mans and Chin­chilla Need-A-Wash as they had been a tremen­dous help to the race club.

“Our spon­sors have been fan­tas­tic this year, they re­ally went above and be­yond with their sup­port of the race club.”

This com­ing week­end’s ProCrew Chin­chilla Cup Fam­ily Christ­mas Race Day will have six lo­cal races, a li­censed bar from 11am, food ven­dors, book­ies and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily.

This year’s Fashions on the Field made for some fierce com­pe­ti­tion, with Roma State Col­lege fash­ion teacher Amie Bar­clay taking out the cov­eted clas­sic race wear cat­e­gory.

She said her stu­dents had been study­ing print-clash­ing and hinted the trend would be big news this sea­son.

Bar­clay shared her top tips for con­quer­ing race day fash­ion, say­ing com­fort was key but it was im­por­tant to al­ways push your­self a lit­tle when it came to new colours and pat­terns.

“Some­thing that cov­ers knees and shoul­ders is al­ways a good idea and I al­ways sug­gest in­vest­ing in a great piece of millinery,” she said.

PHOTO: KATE MCCOR­MACK

TAKE TWO: Don Critch said Satur­day's resched­uled ProCrew Chin­chilla Cup Fam­ily Christ­mas Race Day is an event not to be missed.

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