Jockeys and punters lap up Ladies’ Day action

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Hundreds flocked to the race track for Port Hedland Turf Club’s Ladies’ Day last Sunday.

A cloudless sky, fashionable frocks and some exciting races marked one of the biggest events on the social calendar.

Jockey Colin Haddon started the day off strongly with three wins, with Little Miss Charm in the 1300m Hedland Harbour Industries MDN; Deday in the 1600m TAB Touch Cup; and Fringed in the 1200m Brad Young Earthmoving HCP.

Apprentice jockey Maddison Brown had a good day taking Danaura across the finish line first in the Willowbrook Farm Caravan Park Ladies’ Day Cup Sprint.

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Jockey Casey Hunter ended the day on a high, taking two wins in the Cervan Marine Ladies Day Cup with Diamonds Uncut, and Port Hedland Rovers 50th Anniversary HCP with Priceless Rock.

Port Hedland Turf Club committee member Troy Melville said the day was a great success.

“With Alannah MacTiernan as a special guest and over 700 people attending, the day couldn’t have gone better — everyone was well behaved and enjoyed the festivities,” he said.

“We’re happy with the turnout and look forward to the Hedland Cup on the 6th (of August).”

The turf club will also be holding the Port Hedland Cup Ball on Saturday, August 5 in the lead-up to the race.

Tickets can be purchased online at porthedlandturfclub. com.au.

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