Big crowd attended Mansfield picnic races

ON THE JOB: Judges for the fashions on the field at raceday were (from front, left) Mandy Catanach, Taylor Callaghan and Sandy Duncan with Greg Evans (back) compering.

SOME 2000 people attended last Tuesday’s Mansfield picnic race meeting on Melbourne Cup Day which was dedicated to the late Curly McCormack by the racing club.

Paul McCormack, known locally as Curly, was clerk of the course for the Mansfield District Racing Club for more than 30 years.

He served as a committee member and apart from breeding cattle on his property was involved in many other organisations around the district including the pony club and show society.

The first race of the day, the Corcoran Parker “Curly McCormack Memorial” Maiden Plate, was a further tribute to Curly’s race club involvement.

The fashions on the field were sponsored by Marks IGA and Catanach’s Jewellers with the two major prizes being travel vouchers for $1500 and $800 among others and all flowers were supplied by Alpine Blooms of Mansfield.

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