Racing fans were treated to another spectacular event at Texas Jockey Club for their annual country race meeting, beautiful horses, colourful jockeys, elegant fashion, cold beer, plenty of Pimms, trackside parties, followed by the band Zoophonic Blonde; Texas was the place to be!
The Club would like to thank the numerous volunteers who make this Race Day a success each year. From the volunteers who have worked relentlessly for months ensuring the facilities were in top condition to the bar staff, canteen staff, gate workers, bus drivers, cleaners, barrier staff, clerks of the course, race judges to the men, women and children who turned up today for the clean-up.
A very special thank you Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, MC/Auctioneer Raymond Scott, Race Caller Greg Kachel, President is David “Tags” Thompson, Vice – D. Clifford and L. McLauchlan, Secretary – Rita Hilton
1 RAY BUNCH MACHINERY QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 900M
Winner Grace Darling T: Jackie Crompton J: Michael Schrapel
2 ANGUS RESERVE BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 900M
Winner Newcastle Dancer T: Todd Payne J: Scott Sweedman
3 TOPX MAIDEN PLATE 1200M
Winner Pulla Swifty T: Stephanie Sixtus J: Wayne O’Connell
4 JEFF HANNAFORD TEXAS CUP OPEN HANDICAP 1200M
Winner Scrabble (NZ) T: Matt Kropp J: Jodi Worley
5 JACK RUSH MEMORIAL / WILSHIRE BENCHMARK 50 HANDICAP 1200M
Winner Primmiscuous T: Rod Hilton J: Geoffrey Snowden
Major Sponsors Jeff Hannaford, TopX Warwick, Wilshire & Co, Haymans Electrical Warwick, Angus Reserve Whyalla Feedlot, Stockman’s Hotel, Ray Bunch Machinery, John Formaiatti -54 On High, Friends of the Late Jack Rush.
Fashion On The Field
A very hotly contested competition judged by QLD Ambassador for Thoroughbred Events Australia, also her Fiancé MAFS Star Sean Hollands along with MAFS Country Star Simon McQuillan. The judges were very impressed.
Filly Of The Day: Winner Tika Marsh, Runner-up Cailin Sinclair
Lady Of the Day: Winner Rhiannon Thomas, Runner-up Michelle Schwenke
Best Dresses Lady: Winner Lissy Sweedman, Runner-up Diedre Cameron
Best Millinery: Winner Sharon Keogh, Runner-up Brittany Keogh
Colt Of The Day: Winner Thomas Sinclair, Runner-up Jack Thompson
Best Dressed Man: Winner Chad Banks, Runner-up Layton Purcell
Couple Of The Day: Winner Mallorie Banks and Jordan Wotherspoon, Runner-up Mary and Dave Hayward
Fashion of the Field Sponsors
GOLD: John Formaiatti -54 On High SILVER: Arthur Schofield & Co, Brittany Jane, Haymans Warwick, Jack and Kathy Fladrick, Johnstone Concrete and Quarries, Ladies in Racing, Maree’s Flair for Hair, Stage One Fashion, Suede Goondiwindi, Team Transport, Texas Motel, Twisted T, Waterford Panel Beaters BRONZE: Big T Lures, Fords Store, Katies Kwik Kutz, NAB Texas, PeJays, Upholstery, Rustic on High, Texas Pharmacy