Traralgon is race ready

While trainers are busy preparing their horses, Latrobe Valley women are finalising their outfits ahead of Ladies’ Day at Glenview Park, Traralgon on Saturday.

Families are expected to flock to Latrobe Valley Racing Club for what has become a popular event on the Valley’s racing calendar, despite predictions of inclement weather.

Club manager Brendan Blackshaw said the event was embraced by the community.

“I think it’s just a day when people young and old come and enjoy themselves,” Mr Blackshaw said.

“We’re hoping for the same numbers as last year… between 2400 and 3400 (people).

“We only race three times a year, so we do rely on community support.”

Mr Blackshaw said the first of seven races would start at 1.15pm, with the last to begin about 5.40pm.

Meanwhile, men and women alike can put their fashion sense to the test by entering one of four categories in Fashions on the Field, beginning about 1.30pm.

“We’ve got open ladies, couples, men and there’s a Diamond on the Field category for ladies over 40… its always pretty popular,” Mr Blackshaw said.

Entries will be taken on the day.

Mr Blackshaw said children’s entertainment such as a jumping castle would be provided.

He said free shuttle buses would pick up from Traralgon Railway Station from 11am to 1pm and depart the racecourse after the last race, dropping off at the station and Kay Street.

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