HORSES AND MORE: The Texas Cup was a huge success.
HORSES AND MORE: The Texas Cup was a huge success. Contributed

Texas doesn’t disappoint on top race day

THE annual Texas Cup on Saturday was the highlight of the year according to many punters and revellers.

The committee members were overwhelmed with the outstanding attendance and behaviour of patrons throughout the event.

The race day was highlighted by the record crowd attendance and the success of trainer Campbell Roberts from Garah NSW, taking out the Jeff Hannaford-sponsored Texas Cup with his highly credentialed sprinter Counterspy, ridden by Toowoomba jockey Ron Goltz.

The gates opened at 11am when the first punters arrived for the Southern Events broadcast on Sky Channel, complemented by eight bookmakers.

The Fashions on the Field were a huge drawcard with great prizes and a guest judge from Toowoomba.

The fashions captivated the imaginations of all patrons.

There were seven categories as well as the Grace (Thompson) Skinner Memorial Awards up for grabs again this year.

Mossy Rocks from Evans Head NSW played from 5.30-11.30pm.

The revellers danced up a storm of dust from under the huge marquee and the band did not disappoint.

It was outstanding and played to a wonderful and well-behaved crowd.

There were socialites and punters arriving from as far north as the Atherton and Cairns and as far south as Melbourne.

One family travelled from the US to present a family memorial trophy on the day.

It is safe to say the Texas Jockey Club has certainly created a niche as the place to be in early December each year.

The committee members were excited about the support they received for the Texas Cup meeting.

WINNERS

Race one: Paul Grills from Armidale

Race two: Sharee McEwan of Goondiwindi

Race three: Tony Webb of Toowoomba

Race four: Campbell Roberts from Garah

 Race five: Patrick Sexton of Oakey



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