Keeping tradition alive at the Boxing Day Races
"It feels like forever.”
Those are the words from Di and Bill Morrall when asked how many consecutive years they've been to Warwick Boxing Day races.
"It's just a great day out, it's lovely,” Mrs Morrall said.
They have been members of the Warwick Turf Club for 15 years.
"We just love the horse racing, watching them race is so exciting,” Mrs Morrall said.
"It's a social outing for us both.”
Mr Morrall, who used to be a Woodland State Farm manager, said one of the reasons he enjoyed attending was because he'd worked with horses for years.
"I've been working with them for a really long time,” he said.
When asked about racing tips, Mr Morrall said usually he had a good look at the odds but this year forgot his reading glasses at home so would "pick em' by the pen” instead.
"You've just got to close your eyes, point to somewhere on the page and then, bang.”
Mrs Morrall on the other hand said it was the look of the horses, or the interesting names, that really counted.
"Sometimes we even pick a winner,” she said.
The Boxing Day racing veterans said one of the best parts had been watching the event grow over the years.
"Boxing Day races have definitely grown, It's become pretty social and more and more people come every year,” Mrs Morrall said.
Although travelling solo this year, the Morralls planned on having a yarn with a lot of people in the community.
"You usually end up seeing a lot of people that you know anyway, catching up with everyone is wonderful,” Mrs Morrall said.