Perfectly turned out

Perfectly turned out. Photo by Sarah Marquet.
Perfectly turned out. Photo by Sarah Marquet.
After seeing a notice in the Otago Daily Times advertising a retro theme for this year's Cromwell gallops, Maureen and Noel Bradshaw, of Oamaru, thought it too good a day to miss.

The couple scouted op shops for costumes and though Mrs Bradshaw didn't quite find a costume, she went home with a $2 curtain which she turned into stunning early 1970s-style outfit.

This was their first time at the races, held yesterday.

However, both looked forward to coming back.

"It's excellent, a fabulous day," Mr Bradshaw said.

Gallop South chief executive Andre Klein estimated 8000 people showed up to watch the 10 races, "similar numbers to normal".

He said preparations were literally up in the air as the high winds on Friday hampered those setting up the marquees, but he was pleased with the way the day had run.



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