THE racing fraternity of Gunnedah and Boggabri gathered in Gunnedah on Saturday to celebrate the inaugural Boggabri Cup Day.
Gunnedah Jockey Club hosted the special day, which saw two apprentices take doubles and a class record set.
“There was some great racing out there,” Gunnedah Jockey Club president Mal Walsh said.
“We did have a bit of a hiccup when white cockatoos attacked the speaker wires so we had no on-course speaker.
A good field of horses and plenty of racing action made for a successful first Boggabri Cup and the women got in the spirit, sporting their best race day fashions.
Fashions in the Field was won by Charmaine Gillham with runner-up Di Hasler in the ladies’ section and Lachlan Nies won the male section with Jacob Barton the runner-up. The children’s winners were sisters Clare and Sophie Mackney.
The day was well supported by Boggabri people with the cup won by the Sue Grylls-trained Manor Girl from Tamworth owned by Paul and Belinda Frampton.