Heavy clouds fail to dampen races
THE threat of rain failed to dampen enthusiasm for Coffs Harbour’s popular Pink Silks Ladies Day yesterday.
An estimated 1500 people streamed through the Coffs Harbour Racing Club gates, with plenty of people getting into the spirit of the day and dressing in pink.
Wet conditions locally caused anxiety right up to Sunday morning, with track inspections at 10am on Saturday and 6am yesterday to ensure that racing could go ahead safely.
Weather conditions in Queensland meant planned guest Miss Universe Australia, Jesinta Campbell, missed the event. Coffs Harbour Racing Club CEO Russ Atkinson said they were quite pleased with how the weather had worked out after the off-again, on-again lead up and the track was a ‘terrific credit’ to the groundsmen, jockeys and stewards.
“We have had lots of pink and lots of kids – everyone had a good day and the charity auction is going on now,” he said late yesterday.
The day raises awareness and money for local women’s health initiatives.