In Alice, the Cup Day race was on the catwalk

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p2289-races-1By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

While Michelle Payne made history in Melbourne being the first female rider to win the nation’s biggest race, Marlee Veness (at right) won on the catwalk in The Alice. She’s pictured with Bec Walker, of NT Air Services, which sponsored the Fashions of the Field contest.

 

Vinit Ajmani (below) was the prince (not of Penzance).

 

p2289-races-4The whole field (at top, from left) were Chloe Erlich (who came 2nd), Kerrielee Gawler, Amelia Missen (3rd), Marlee Veness, Julie Ross, Amber Tas, Rachael Mashford, Elley Cilka and Rhiannon Stokes.

 

As in Melbourne, the track of the Alice Springs Turf Club was slow but the sun was out again and nearly 500 locals enjoyed a five card event.

 

The main race, theĀ  James Boag Premium Cup, was won by Gala Arch. Winners of the sweeps were Jean Lewis (the $5 one) and Mick Heenan (the $10 one).

 

Lunch in the pavilion was enjoyed by 200.

 

 

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