A day at the races | Wrattonbully Cup

BEAUTIFUL weather again attracted the crowd to the Wrattonbully Race Day at the Naracooorte Racing Club on November 29.

With the Wrattonbully marquee near-capacity and the beer and wine flowing, punters enjoyed a great day at the track.

Wrattonbully Race Day committee chairman Tim Fletcher hailed the day a success.

"We thought it was a very, very smooth day," he said.

"We had around 240 in the marquee - which is pretty well full.

"We couldn't have asked for a better day."

Those in the marquee were kept entertained by ABC identity Peter Walsh - a long time favourite of the races.

"Peter did a fantastic job keeping the day moving," Mr Fletcher said.

"And we had fantastic support from race sponsors and supporters - that all went well."

A charity punter's club was held which yielded a nice boom for local causes according to Mr Fletcher, added in with proceeds from auctioning a Coopers ipod esky and a racing memorabilia print donated by Peter Walsh.

"The money from that's going to be in the vicinity of $1700," he said.

"Plus another $600 from the auction."

On the track Naracoorte trainer Sue Murphy had a good day, with placings in four of the seven races - including winners in race three and four with Wanna Thrill and My Way respectively.

Penola jockey Caitlin Jones was making her debut on the day as well, just missing out on her first win in race one on the Michael O'Leary trained Welcome Ned.

Jones was dead last for most of the race but finished with a head of steam, eventually losing out on a photo finish to Tully Plenty - much to the delight of Tully's co-owner Gary Trotter, also from Penola.

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