Elegantly hot to trot
A HIGH standard of harness racing along with the popular fashions on the field and free entertainment for the kids all contributed to a hugely successful day, drawing a large crowd for the return of harness racing to Allman Park.
A multitude of ladies dressed in their best for a day at the races made judges of the Creed and Lang fashions on the field, Amanda Creed, Brook March and Lisa Green's choice of 12 finalists very difficult.
After much deliberation Stacey Carlson was awarded first prize and said she was ecstatic to win the trophy and the $450 prizemoney.
"This is my first time at the races and I can't wait to come back again," she said.
While the adults enjoyed the racing action and fashion, the kids had just as much fun as they were treated to a free jumping castle courtesy of Jump N Slide - who donated their time for the day - face-painting and ice-creams.
Darling Downs Harness Racing president Anthony Collins said he was extremely pleased with the turnout and atmosphere of the day.
"There looks to be about 600 people here," he said.
"A lot of these people have probably never had the chance to see harness racing live before, so it's a great feeling to be able to bring it here."