FASHIONS and racing were equal winners at Sunday’s Casterton Cup, with the fine and mild day bringing out the best in both fields.
The races were enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd with many ex-Casterton residents, who appreciated the relaxed atmosphere, taking the opportunity to catch up with family and friends.
“The stars all aligned for us,” Casterton Racing Club president, Bruce Miller said.
“The weather was perfect, the lead up was ideal and everything went to plan.
“We had a record crowd and would like to thank the racing public for their attendance and support of the race club.
“We couldn’t have asked for better.”
In a great day of racing at Casterton, the Patrick Payne trained, Krase, took out the gruelling steeplechase over 3800m.
The live hedges are some of the best in Australia and the punters are now finding out that Casterton is a hidden gem in the country.
All eyes then turned to the track for the running of the Casterton Cup as patrons cheered home their selections.
The 2014 Casterton Foodworks Cup was won by Australia’s leading trainer, Darren Weir, with Bec Said No Credit.
Prior to the presentations to the winning connections, Glenelg Shire Mayor, councillor John Northcott, congratulated the Casterton Racing Club on a successful race meeting saying the grounds, track and hedges were looking immaculate.
Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, May 28, 2014