Thursday, 30 June 2011 01:29

Scone First Stand Alone Meeting - Saturday, 14 May 2011

Written by  Sharon Lenton

Scone was blessed with a crisp, sunny day.  Again the crowd poured in for Scone's first "stand alone" Saturday meeting for day two of their carnival.  This town, so rich in equine history, aims to reach the heights to that of Newmarket in England, Kentucky in the USA and Deauville in France as announced by Noel Leckie, Chairman of the Scone Racing Club. 

Fashions on the Field took a different turn with the Winners showing a strong influence from the 20s era.  Best Dress Lady went to Maggie Whish (Queensland) who wore a cream intricate 20s inspired dress with her cloche black hat.  Hannah Hunt (Blandford) took out Best Young Fashion and Greta Smale (Blandford) not only won Best Local Lady but took out the grand prize of a 5 night Hawaiian holiday from Harvey World Trave, Scone. 

Not to let the women steal the show, Best Dressed Gent when to Brenton Kliem from Scone. 

This day was abounding in local comradeship.

Returning to the new VIP area, a magnificent glass complex function room above the mounting yard, the Scone's dignitaries "hushed" as  Black Caviar raced in Brisbane to captivate Australia on her mighty win.  The noise erupted again and the attention returned to Scone race day.

As the curtain closed on a memorable two day carnival, a big thank must go to Scone Racing Club who certainly know how to put on a show!

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