Perfect day for a Picnic Races
A PERFECT autumn day set the scene for the 116th annual Warwick Picnic Races at Allman Park on Saturday.
Enthusiastic race-goers embraced the opportunity to dress in their best for the well-known social event.
Picnic Race Club secretary/treasurer Andrew Williams said they had 400 people in the marquee area while Warwick Turf Club secretary Margaret Walsh said they matched that figure with 400 people through the main gate.
“It was a great day and well supported by local businesses and local graziers,” Mr Williams said.
“Of course we would like to thank all our sponsors as without them the day would not be possible. And also the Warwick Turf Club for their co-operation,” he said.
Mrs Walsh agreed it was a great atmosphere.
“It was fantastic to see so many of the young people so well dressed,” she said.
As usual, one of the highlights of the day was Fashions on the Field.
Event organiser Bruce McLeish said it was great to see people put so much effort into their outfits.
“I think the crowd enjoys the Fashions on the Field just as much as, or more than, the horses,” he said.
Best Dressed Lady winner Dr Judith McLean sported a beautiful vintage outfit.