Races, fitness and Golden festival
IT was another action packed weekend in the Riverina and locals got a taste of warmer weather to come with temperatures in the balmy 20s from Friday until Sunday.
It was all about health, fitness and fun on Friday night when celebrity fitness trainer and television star Michelle Bridges as special guest at the official opening of the Oaklands gym.
The evening kicked off with a meet and greet in the gym itself - an incredible facility, before moving to the Oaklands hall for Michelle’s presentation and dinner.
Jerilderie was the place to be on Saturday for the annual Gold Cup.
The marqees proved popular for parties and special events while the perfect spring weather saw record crowds through the gate.
‘He’s an Angel’ stormed in first in the Jerilderie Gold Cup and off the field there was plenty of talent in fashion’s on the field.
Winner of the Jerilderie Lady of the Day was Mel Buchanan from Echuca, Couple of the Day were Rhys Portbury and Jacqui Ewing, and Junior Race Goer was Kendall Purcell.
Sunday, Berrigan headed to the Showgrounds for the annual Golden Canola festival featuring a vintage tractor pull, lawnmower races and children’s entertainment.
Young Racegoers Amy Patterson, Kendell and Courtney Purcell, Emily and Amy Raleigh.
Lady of the Day in Jerilderie Melissa Buchanan with Judge Bernie Seymour.
Rachel Braybon and daughter Ava are all smiles in Jerilderie on Saturday.
Jerilderie Races Couple of the Day Jacqui Ewing and Rhys Portbury.
The sunny race day was ideal for ice cream according to Jack (left) and Harry Steel.
Nathan, Stuart and Tanya Smith with Mark Ralph and Mandy Smith celebrate Stuart’s 40th birthday in style at the races.
Boys and their toys! The lawnmower races proved a popular event at the Canola Festival again this year.
Michelle Bridges chats with Oaklands gym committee president Tamara Nixon.
Libby Pyle and Simon Withers enjoy great spring weather at the races.
Steve Wolter from Oaklands with event sponsor Annie Bushnell from Pentarch ltd celebrate the official gym opening.
Local fitness instructor Kat Rochford (left) and Caroline Swann chat with celebrity fitness trainer Michelle Bridges (centre) over dinner in Oaklands.
Socialising at the races are (from left) Simon Withers, Brendan and Bronwyn Halden, Louis Kelly and Colleen Squires.
Jo Smith and Amy Doyle enjoy a night out in Oaklands.