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There were 10 races at the Riverton Racing Club’s Easter Carnival on Saturday but other activities at the event included mini-Jeep rides, bouncy castles and pony rides for children, as well as live music and plenty of food options.
Club president Mike McCurdy said the weather was treating them well.
It was typical to see about 5000 people attend.
Race days were important for both the club and trainers, he said.
"It would be a huge loss if it ever went from here."
It was an ongoing challenge to keep the track open, as it had been for others, he said.
However, the club remained committed to doing the best it could, and did not worry about anything else that was happening, he said.
Lizzie Hale said her 4-year-old daughter Cora was having a blast.
Race-watchers were as well, and the crowds became more enthusiastic as the afternoon progressed.
Perhaps less enthusiastic was Final Savings, who contested race No 5.
However, once racing, Final Savings used that energy to beat all other runners home.
Another 10 races will be run today, the second day of the meeting.