Overcast weather did not stop racegoers from enjoying the year’s first event at the Murwillumbah race track.
Overcast weather did not stop racegoers from enjoying the year’s first event at the Murwillumbah race track.

Wet weather didn't stop racegoers

OVERCAST weather did not stop racegoers from enjoying the year’s first event at the Murwillumbah race track.

Yesterday’s annual Tweed Tourism Race Day attracted fashionistas and mad hatters alike.

“It’s been a fantastic day,” Tweed Tourism general manager Phil Villiers said.

“Everyone’s having a great time.”

Racegoers were encouraged to go crazy with their headwear for the Mad Hatter’s Competition.

“There’s a few mad hats here and a few mad people,” Mr Villiers laughed.

“Some people have got dressed up while others were just casual.”

Mr Villiers said the traditional country race meeting attracted a strong contingent of visitors.

“There was quite a variety of people, from locals to people visiting the area,” he said.

“Which was the whole idea of the day.”

Mr Villiers said the races were good but added he had not won anything himself.

“The day’s had some really great publicity through TAB’s national radio network and on Sky Channel, as well as in the major metropolitan newspapers Australia-wide.

“We’ve had tremendous support from industry groups such as the Kingscliff and Murwillumbah Chambers of Commerce and the new Seafood Discovery Trail, as well as major local businesses Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts, Centro Tweed and Tweed Coast Holiday Parks.

“As sponsors, this event gives them a fantastic opportunity to get local and national exposure for their businesses. And, of course, it also puts the spotlight on the Tweed region as a whole.”



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