Kyneton Cup comes to life

Kyneton Cup Day Fashions on the Field. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Jessica Micallef

Thousands of racegoers were in full bloom for the 2018 Kyneton Cup last Wednesday.

The 4000 strong crowd watched on as Another Coldie dominated in the 2000 metre race of the day. New Zealand horses Rhythm to Spare came in second and Our Big Mike finished third.

Unlike the Melbourne Cup, the rain held off for a perfect spring day in Kyneton.

Events and operations manager at Kyneton Racing Club Lisa Evans said last week’s Cup was one for the ages.

“It was a great race day and a great atmosphere … beautiful day in Kyneton,” Ms Evans said.

The ladies took to the stage off track with bright spring colours on show at the Watergardens Town Centre Fashions on the Field competition.

Contestants competed in categories ranging from Lady of the Day all the way to the kids category.

Jennifer Beachy was named as Macedon Ranges’ Lady of the Day.

The Most Impressive Millinery award went to Bridget Aldridge and Michelle Robinson reigned supreme as the overall Lady of the Day with a purple floral dress she made herself.

Senior Constable at Kyneton Police Station Jamie Jordan said he was happy with the crowd’s behaviour.

“There were no arrests made,” Mr Jordan said.

“It was the most well behaved crowd so it was uneventful for us which is good.”