Families, friends, locals and out-of-towners joined in the festivities at the Marton Jockey Club for the Interislander Summer Festival last Saturday. Marton Jockey Club spokeswoman Deanna Carr said the races are a family favourite in the Manawatu¯ . Festival-goers were treated to a day in the sun with live music, local food offerings, and exhilarating races.
The youngest racegoers were kept entertained with tug-of-war, sack-racing, and face painting.
A local family won the Rock the Ferry competition and took home a $500 Interislander travel voucher to help them explore the country.