With brilliant sunshine, a good crowd and some sensational fashions, Saturday turned out to be a great day for all who attended the Spring Races in Forbes. The organisers of Fashions on the Field, Leigh Bartholomaeus, Sarah West and Carmen Duffy were very pleased with how the day went.
“We wanted to thank all of our amazing sponsors who gave some great prizes and who we couldn’t have organised this day without,” said Carmen Duffy. “There was a total of $4,500 in cash and prizes awarded on the day to the many lucky winners.”
Beth Link was awarded Most Elegant Lady, Thomas Godfrey took out Best Dressed Gent, Kate Ralph won the award for Cutting Edge, Lily Bolam won Tiny Tots and Charlie Stephenson was the Junior Winner. Judges Casey Evans, Cheryl Newsom and 2015 Forbes Showgirl Stacey Clarke were impressed with the fashions with wellknown local Annabelle Green acting as MC.
The task of selecting the overall winners in each category was very difficult and there was hardly any difference between the top three finalists in the major sections. The Spring Cup feature race was sponsored by this year’s major sponsors, Lachlan Ready Mix (1100 metres.) The winner of this race was LAYNE, a horse trained by Merv Rumble from Warren and ridden by jockey Clayton Gallagher.
The race-goers were about even with last year’s numbers with just over 1500 people coming through the gates last Saturday.