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Monday, 19th March, 2018

Ethan Davis rocked his leopard print suit with matching eye make up at the St Pat’s Races over the weekend. He didn’t let the heat get him down. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Ethan Davis rocked his leopard print suit with matching eye make up at the St Pat’s Races over the weekend. He didn’t let the heat get him down. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Near 40 degree weather couldn’t stop visitors and locals alike from rolling up to the St Pat’s Races over the weekend.

Racing Club president Allan Carter said he was pleased with the day considering the weather reached a top of 38 degrees.

“There appears to be a good crowd,” Mr Carter said.

“I’ve done a few walk arounds throughout the day and everyone seemed to be coping with the heat.

“The crowd seemed reasonably happy with the way things were going.”

Mr Carter said it was hard to judge the crowds as it was his first year as president.

He said there were a few glitches throughout the day mainly due to power surges.

“There were some minor issues with power, but that is typical of a complex day like this.

“There will always be teething problems. But there was nothing major that impacted the day.”

Mr Carter said he was very impressed with the nominations.

“There were 68 nominations with only two scratchings.

“I think increasing the rebates for owners has provided a greater incentive to come.”

Overall, Mr Carter was happy with another successful race meet.

“It was a successful day with great fields, a good day of racing and overall fun.

“I want to thank my committee and volunteers for helping out.

“I can’t do what we’ve done today without my volunteers.

“The long term volunteers know what they are doing and it all happens thanks to them.

“We often struggle to attract more volunteers but that is something we will have to work on in the coming years.”

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