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Strathalbyn Racing Club Cup - Recap

A sell out Strathalbyn Cup crowd were treated to a day of shining sun, hot racing action and plenty of off track entertainment.

The crowd were eager to get through the gates and set themselves up in preparation for the day to take in the racing.

It is a real family orientated racing location with Miss Fairy offering face-painting, a giant undercover sandpit and Farmer Darcy's Traveling Farm on hand to keep the kids occupied between races.

"It is amazing how the club cater for families so heavily," Ryan said.

"We come to one or two meetings at Strathalbyn each year and they always put on a great day.

"I am already looking to get another family or two to come along who haven't been to the races before," he said.

The other action off the track was the annual Fashion At The Races event, for which there was a strong entrant list.

With a splattering of colour across the stage, the track made for a great backdrop.

The mens category was taken out by a first time entrant and visitor to the races, with the winner wearing a matching blue shirt and tie combo, galah patterned suspenders, finishing it off with white woven hat.

"I had no say in entering as my wife entered me," Nathan said.

"It was my first time attending the races.

"Being from Willunga, it isn't too far to travel and I'm looking forward to coming back," he said.

It was a family affair in the ladies and kids categories with mother and daughter combo, Scarlett and Virginia winning best dressed. 

Virginia was dressed in a purple floral patterned dress with a frilled shoulder and matching purple head-wear, finished with a white handbag.

Virginia was very complimentary of the Strathalbyn Racing Club.

"We had a fantastic day at Strathalbyn its always such a lovely racecourse to visit with so much to offer all ages. 

"The fashions I thought were beautiful yesterday, with so much pretty colour and gorgeous outfits, and I was very honoured to win.

"Scarlett, my youngest daughter was very excited to win the kids section too," she said. 

Strathalbyn Racing Club CEO, Kristy Martin was extremely happy with how the day panned out.

"It was a sensational day with the weather really turning it on for the sell out crowd. 

"We can't thank those who attended enough. They were very supportive around the covid compliance in place," she said.

Racing heads back to Strathalbyn on February 16th, with more information about the day available on their website.

Take a look at some of the colour from the day in the photo gallery below.


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