Charters Towers amateurs

Charters Towers amateur race day 2019


See who was out and about enjoying the atmosphere at the Charters Towers Amateur races at the weekend.


THE 94th Charters Towers Amateur Races held at the weekend was the biggest event yet.

People travelled from as far as Mount Isa and the Townsville region to attend the annual event.

Over 2000 people braved the heat with the Charters Towers Toyota fashions on the field attracting over 150 entrants.

Regular fashions entrant Shelly Davidson, Richmond, took out the elegant lady section, while Hughenden's Miranda Stevenson was named the on trend lady.

About 700 people enjoyed the upmarket Minjar Gold Trackside Marquee, which was a sell out.

The racing was hot to trot also, with Fluidity, winning the Charters Towers Amateur Cup 2019 Benchmark 65 Handicap (1800 metres).

The five-year-old local mare, which is owned by the Brownson family and trained by John Barr took out the lead early and continued to dominate right till the end.

After the last race, the party continued as patrons danced on till late with local band Homegrown followed by Kelli Shun.

The committee thanked all sponsors, volunteers and supporters for contributing to the successful event.


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