Neal and Linda Martin soak up the atmosphere of the 100th Bundaberg Cup.
Neal and Linda Martin soak up the atmosphere of the 100th Bundaberg Cup. Scottie Simmonds

Big crowds show for Bundy Cup

BUNDABERG'S Cup was full of glitz and glamour at the race track on Saturday.

Almost 2000 people attended the Bundaberg Cup horse race and there was plenty to look at on and off the field.

Bundaberg Race Club vice-president Robert Modrow said organisers had been pleased with the turn out.

“There were plenty of people there which was good, considering all the other events that were on at the same time,” he said.

“I think there were about four other events on so we were pleased the community still got behind us and came along.”

Mr Modrow said he was thrilled the bad weather had stayed away.

“It was a good day for the weather at long last,” he said.

“The last three meets we've had rain so it was nice to see that stayed away and we were able to enjoy the sunshine.”

Mr Modrow said the crowd at the event was an impressive sight.

“Everyone was dressed to the tees,” he said.

“They looked great.”

The vice-president said the live entertainment kept guests at the track long after the final race.

“The guests kept rocking into the night so it was a lot of fun,” he said.

The 100th Bundaberg Cup proved to still be going strong after a century.

“We were fortunate to have the granddaughter of the first jockey to ever win the cup present the trophy,” Mr Modrow said.

“The Bundaberg people really own the cup and that's what will see it continue for another 100 years.”



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