A crowd of more than 2,500 gathered at the Forbes Racecourse to support the Spring Flood Recovery Cup last Saturday. A delighted Blake Nicholson, Secretary of the Forbes Jockey Club, said the crowd created a “really great atmosphere for a really great day of racing.” He was also ecstatic at the announcement by long-time supporter, Bankstown Sportsclub, of a $10,000 donation to the Flood Recovery fundraising effort.
It is envisaged the money will be used for a second sandbagging machine for the community, but investigations are currently underway to ensure the financial assistance will be used in a way to maximizes the benefits. The Forbes Jockey Club was very pleased with Racing NSW for allowing them to reschedule the race meeting, which had to
be cancelled due to unprecedented wet weather and flooding.
Fashions on the Field proved very popular with a good number of entrants vying for the excellent prizes up for grabs. Judges, Bec Dunkley, Kim Lowe and Jess Dawes, had a tough job choosing the winners who were announced by MC and Forbes Councilor, Michele Morley.
Category winners were Skylah Hodge – Tiny Tots; Bizz O’Connor – Junior; Clayton Clarke – Best Dressed Gent; Melissa West – Cutting Edge; and Susan Earl – Most Elegant Lady. The new Gum Boot Toss event was won by Katrina Sheen in the women’s division and Paul Shephard claimed the men’s honours.
By Anita Morrison