John Learmoth, Gillian McCracken, Felicity Hendren and Scott McIntyre.
John Learmoth, Gillian McCracken, Felicity Hendren and Scott McIntyre.

Fine fillies and fashion

JANET Melvin was one of the last people to leave the Ulton Cup Race Day on Saturday, although she was not on the dance floor.

“I had six horses there and I was getting them ready to go home,” Mrs Melvin said.

While she may not have been partying with Fashions on the Field, the Alloway horse owner said she was still celebrating after two wins.

Her horses Mr Magorium and High Dee took second and third places in their races.

Lyall Appo rode to victory in the Open Handicap on The Hand.

“It was a great day and we always like to be able to support the local events,” she said.

Despite the threat of rain, about 350 guests put their best foot forward at the Bundaberg Racecourse and were rewarded with an action-packed day.

As well as the traditional field competition, fashionistas enjoyed parades by Haight and Ashbury and the Upstairs Designers while the punters placed their bets.

The addition of a string quartet and a high tea added an air of romance to the event, which Ultons partner Daryl Corpe said was one of the best cup days yet.

“The atmosphere was great, people enjoyed the parades and there were plenty of people having a flutter in the betting ring,” Mr Corpe said.

“There was something for everybody.”

He said crowd numbers were up on previous years, making the day a great success.



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