Punters flock to Toodyay picnic races
Turning into the home straight
Dash to the finish
Preparing to mount
A BIG crowd of exuberant punters ignored overcast skies and showers to celebrate the welcome return of Toodyay’s annual picnic race day after last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Scores of colourful characters thronged trackside last month for a full card of eight races, including the $30,000 Toodyay Cup over 1850m won in a close finish by Gingin-trained bay gelding Admiral Promo, ridden by jockey Jade McNaught (right).
Fashions on the Field and the Dash for Cash footrace won by Joseph Hinder (below) from the Basssendean Football Club added to a day of entertainment.
The program ended with regular Toodyay picnic races frontman Tod Johnson (above) rocking punters with a string of popular hits performed by his Perth band PeaceLove.