7 June, 2024

Tradies race day ‘fabulous’

FAR North’s racing is back in full swing following a much-need break in the wet weather.

Picture: Cairns Jockey Club
Picture: Cairns Jockey Club

Last Saturday’s Century Cranes Tradies and Ladies Race Day at Ladbrokes Cannon Park  proved to be a spectacular event, bringing together fashion, fun, and excitement.

Cairns Jockey Club general manager Cameron Riches said he was delighted and relieved seeing the sun out and punters back at the track.

“Cairns’ average annual rainfall is 1992mm. Since January 1, we’ve had over 2200mm fall, not including the 1131mm that fell in December 2023,” he said.

“This has had a massive economic impact on the local racing industry, which flows through to so many other sectors of the community, including retail, hospitality, and tourism. I’m thrilled to see the sun out and hope she sticks around for the rest of the carnival season.

“The Century Cranes Tradies and Ladies Race Day is our third largest race day of the year and is worth over $230,000 to the local racing industry,”

One of the highlights of the race day was the hotly-contested Fashion on the Field event, sponsored by local fashion house, SonLia. 

Winners of the Fashions on the Field were stylish lady of the day Jen Marsh from Tolga, and runner-up Wendy Smart from Kuranda.  Classic lady of the day was won by Penelope Binotto from Redlynch. Second was Sandra Hoskins from Clifton Beach. Best dressed tradie was Lachlan Rogers from Atherton, and runner-up Matthew Thiel from Redlynch.


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