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).


26-09-21 Toodyay Tabtouch Picnic Race Day. Foot race

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.