Why young Connie picks the greys
TEN YEARS ago, Jeanette Suetin carried a little gem into the Boxing Day races with her, and they have both been coming back ever since.
The annual event marks a special time of year for Mrs Seutin and husband Peter, whose daughter Connie was born just two days later in 2007.
Despite being nine months pregnant, nothing could keep Mrs Seutin from putting on her best dress and heading to the track.
So when Connie was born on December 28, it was natural that she would grow up to develop a love of horses and horse racing.
Connie may be one of the youngest race-goers, but she is also one of the most experienced.
If you count the one in the womb, you could say Connie has been coming to the Warwick Boxing Day races for ten years in a row.
And with the racetrack as her backyard, Connie is on intimate terms with the horses.
"I always go for the grey horses because they remind me of unicorns,” Connie said.
"I think they're special.”
Connie's father Mr Seutin said she could certainly pick a winner - one year scoring a $65 profit off a $5 bet.
"I didn't get to keep a cent of it,” Connie said, but Mr Seutin assured her it went to a very good cause.
The Boxing Day Races always mean an upcoming birthday for Connie, and sometimes an excuse to open some early presents.
Connie was excited to show off her new birthday dress when she headed to Allman park yesterday.