TOWONG CUP: Crowd flocks to race that stops a region

All eyes were on the horses for the last race of the day at the Towong Cup.
All eyes were on the horses for the last race of the day at the Towong Cup.
In spite of the grandstand being out of bounds, a strong crowd still attended the Towong Cup. All eyes were on the horses during the final race of the day that put on clear skies and sunshine for the punters. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

In spite of the grandstand being out of bounds, a strong crowd still attended the Towong Cup. All eyes were on the horses during the final race of the day that put on clear skies and sunshine for the punters. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

ALMOST 2500 people flocked to Towong on Saturday for its annual cup meeting.

The crowd, up by a couple of hundred on last year, enjoyed a “cracker of a day” at the races, according to club secretary Rohan Whitehead.

“It was a really good day,” Mr Whitehead said.

“We had about 2400 through the gate, the weather was good and everyone had a great time.

“Given our grandstand is out of action at the moment, we were really happy with the crowd.”

Veteran galloper He’s An Angel, trained by Wod- onga’s Brian Cox, took out the feature race.

Sierra Jewell, 22 months, on the shoulders of her dad Wodonga Clent Jewell at the Towong Cup. Pictures: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Sierra Jewell, 22 months, on the shoulders of her dad Wodonga Clent Jewell at the Towong Cup. Pictures: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Enjoying the action was Cudgewa's Elise Hill, Towong's Kim Beer, Corryong's Vanessa Bardrick and Tintaldra's Claudia Byrne.

Enjoying the action was Cudgewa's Elise Hill, Towong's Kim Beer, Corryong's Vanessa Bardrick and Tintaldra's Claudia Byrne.

Melbourne's Tom German, Tintaldra's Amelia Mackinnon, Tumbarumba's Susie Triggs, Tintaldra's Edwina Mackinnon and Jingellic's Fiona McLeod.

Melbourne's Tom German, Tintaldra's Amelia Mackinnon, Tumbarumba's Susie Triggs, Tintaldra's Edwina Mackinnon and Jingellic's Fiona McLeod.

Checking the form guide is Tooma's Jessica Grosmann, the Central Coast's Sophie Adams and Sydney's Alexandra Thurecht.

Checking the form guide is Tooma's Jessica Grosmann, the Central Coast's Sophie Adams and Sydney's Alexandra Thurecht.

 Ian and Carol Killip, owners of Towong Cup winner He's An Angel.

Ian and Carol Killip, owners of Towong Cup winner He's An Angel.

The crowd at the Towong Cup.

The crowd at the Towong Cup.

Melbourne's Beth Plunkett, Nick Jane, Shen Mei Bolton, Daniel Osvath, Madeleine Miller, and Samantha Sutton at the Towong Cup.  Daniel and Madeleine were named Best Dressed Couple for Fashions on the Field.

Melbourne's Beth Plunkett, Nick Jane, Shen Mei Bolton, Daniel Osvath, Madeleine Miller, and Samantha Sutton at the Towong Cup. Daniel and Madeleine were named Best Dressed Couple for Fashions on the Field.

Tallangatta Valley's Jocelyn and Glenn Lyon,  Bullioh's Marg Rapsey and Welaregang's Dixie Coutts.

Tallangatta Valley's Jocelyn and Glenn Lyon, Bullioh's Marg Rapsey and Welaregang's Dixie Coutts.