SUNDAY'S Naracoorte Cup was a great success with locals winning three out of the eight races.
Naracoorte trainer Sue Jaensch took out the Barrett Distributors Flying with horse Delta Rho Sam and Sue Murphy's horses Hasta La Shamer and My Way won the Coopers and Midfield Meats events respectively.
The highlight race, the MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup, was won by prolific trainer Michael O'Leary from Mount Gambier with horse Evenmoreaction.
Naracoorte Racing Club Secretary Alan Taylor said the day was a great success with a crowd of 1617 - up by 67 on 2012.
"Everything went well. The weather was perfect, the track was in fantastic condition and there were plenty of local winners.
"All of the first place winners were actually from SA which was unusual. There are normally some from across the border."
The day had 18 marquees available for punters with the largest being for Prince Alfred College in Adelaide which had 80 people in it.
There was also a marquee for the after party of a local wedding.
Mr Taylor said the racing club was very happy with how the day went, adding the betting turnover was up from previous years.
"The club appreciate all of the local sponsors who participated in presenting a very successful 2013 MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup."
"There was no trouble anywhere. It was just a successful, enjoyable day."
The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins fashions on the field event again drew plenty of attention, with several local entrants among the winners.
On the Saturday night before the races Naracoorte Racing Club hosted the calcutta dinner at a new venue, the Naracoorte Hotel.
On an enjoyable evening, everyone who attended enjoyed listening to ABC reporter Peter Walsh interview two horse racing identities - Phil McEvoy, father of internationally famous jockey Kerrin McEvoy, and John Letts, champion jockey and Channel 7 reporter.
Mr McEvoy was the auctioneer for the evening with a pool worth over $10,000 and Neil Ottoson was the master of ceremonies.
MiniJumbuk's Don Wray drew the winning calcutta horse, Evenmoreaction, and also purchased it.
On Sunday, Mr Wray capped a successful weekend when presented with a Naracoorte Racing Club life membership for his many years of service and generous sponsorship (full story next week).