Melbourne Cup day in Mildura: Rain can’t dampen parade

Tayler Brooks, Sienna Mckinnon, Jarni Hay and Sophie Kerridge made a social day of the Melbourne Cup Day at Mildura Race Course. Pictures: Carmel Zaccone
Tayler Brooks, Sienna Mckinnon, Jarni Hay and Sophie Kerridge made a social day of the Melbourne Cup Day at Mildura Race Course. Pictures: Carmel Zaccone

DESPITE 30mm of rain bucketing down at the Mildura Racecourse overnight Monday which threatened to put a stop to the much anticipated event, organisers forged ahead with positive results.

The humidity, wind and soggy grounds did not affect patronage at the course, or fashion choices for that matter, with ladies strapping on their heels and tightly securing their fascinators to go ahead with the day they had planned.

Mildura Racing Club manager Jarratt Farley said he had doubts early on, but with the help of some dedicated committee members they were able to get back on track.

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