Sue Goddard is absolutely fabulous at the Picnic Races.
Sue Goddard is absolutely fabulous at the Picnic Races. Jonno Colfs

The good, the bad and the indifferent

WHEN Sue Goddard goes to the races she does so in style, surrounded by the fabulous Dalveen set and the finest slices, cakes, cheeses and wines.

“Philomena Aspinall is the one to thank for getting us all here today,” she said.

“She’s the world’s best organiser.

“So all I have to do is turn up and bring something yummy.

“So I bought this slice and my husband.”

Billy and Sue Goddard live at the historic Assmanshausen Winery, at Wheatvale, about 1km past the Sandy Creek Pub.

Mrs Goddard said the winery began operating in 1865, and they were only the fourth owners in all that time.

“I worked in health in Brisbane and we moved to Warwick for a tree change 20 years ago,” she said.

“I retired seven years ago and opened a little tourist self-catering cottage on the property called Hope Cottage.

“It’s a heritage listed property, very special to the area.

“I belong to a local garden club called the Diggers Garden Club and I also love to play bridge.”

Mrs Goddard said she loved coming to the races.

“It’s a lovely gathering, if you look around you can see quite a lot of people from surrounding rural properties,” she said.

“I have studied the form but it’s left me a little bemused because I have no idea what to pick so I’ll leave that decision to my husband.

“This is actually a Dalveen table, for all the people and friends from that area, all the bushies.

“It’s great to have a drink, a laugh, some great food and to catch up with all the people I haven’t seen in ages, and have a little punt as well.

“And it’s fun to have a look at all the fashions; good, bad and indifferent.”



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