Rebecca and mum Lou Dilworth strike a pose for the camera.
Rebecca and mum Lou Dilworth strike a pose for the camera. Emma Channon

Race day proves popular

FOR some it was all about the trackside fashion, while for others it was about which horse came through in first place for each race.

But for many at Allman Park yesterday, Warwick Turf Club's Boxing Day races were about sharing a drink and a laugh with family and friends.

This was certainly the case for racegoer Kel Worboys, who had travelled from his hometown in Gunnedah to be with his family over Christmas.

"We're just having a quiet, family-orientated Christmas," he said.

"I'm up visiting my son and his family, Adam Worboys. Before I left they rang up and said 'bring something to wear for the races if we decide to go' and I've been here before."

Mr Worboys said Christmas was the best time to be around family, and he came to Warwick as regularly as he could to visit his two grandchildren.

"My wife is in the education system so we get the same break as the school holidays," he said.

"This time I came up Friday and I'm going back Thursday.

"I've still got a daughter in Gunnedah so I see her a lot, too."

But the fashion element certainly wasn't cast into shadow, with stylish locals and out-of-towners scrubbing up nicely.

Similar to the springtime Warwick Cup, bright colours were the style du jour, but with many girls swapping hats for fascinators.


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