WODONGA and District Turf Club attracted a huge crowd for its Caulfield Cup meeting last Saturday.
Some perfect spring weather saw more than 2000 people flock to the course.
Club manager Tom O’Connor said the meeting was a huge success.
“It was our biggest Caulfield Cup crowd in over a decade,” he said.
“The Team of the Turf Sports Marquee and other marquees and packages provided proved to really popular with the patrons.
“Our Caulfield Cup meeting has been growing over the past couple of years.
“It is the club’s third biggest meeting behind Boxing Day and the Wodonga Cup with further potential to grow.
“We are going to try a few new things and try to expand on the hospitality to make it even bigger and better next year.”
The club also held its inaugural celebrity race in conjunction with the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group.
It was the last race of the day before the Caulfield Cup.
With a field of 11 horses and Shrek riding his donkey, the field jumped from the gates over a 200-metre dash.
The winner was the St Patrick’s stable with “Fine Cotton”, with the Commercial Club Albury stable raising the most money.
The group raised about $13,500 between the race and a raffle and has now raised $55,000 over the past 15 months.
All monies raised will be split between research into ovarian cancer and the new cancer centre to be built in Albury.