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Families flocked to Doomben Racecourse for day 2 of the 2011 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival; and they weren’t disappointed with an abundance of excitement on offer. Scenic Shot and Shane Scriven’s reign over the Group 1 Kirk’s Doomben Cup saw thousand’s cheering home the Perth horse for a close finish, and second win in the great race.
But the stars certainly didn’t stop there, with a long list of famous faces joining in the trackside party. Two stars of Channel Seven’s current hit Winners and Loser’s fulfilled their duties on the judging panel for the Family Fashions on the Field “ commenting on the outstanding quality of each families racewear. The competition saw families stepping up the competition with coordinated outfits and colours, with first place awarded to Bianca Clark, Taylor Morris and Rhyan Cloutier (aged 12) from Maroochydore. Whilst Bianca’s headpiece stole the show, the carefully coordinated outfits impressed the judges with their hint of old-racing style.
Even Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador Sofie Formica, shared in the family atmosphere with her partner and three children on a quintessential family raceday. Jack and Emily could be found giving their own tips from the Winners Circle alongside Nathan Exelby (fancy names and colours proved to be a strong theme), whilst Jess co-hosted Fashions on the Field with Liz Cantor.
And as hard as it was to drag the kids away from the free carnival rides, and farrier demonstration, Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, saw hundred of kids swarm towards the stage for his live stage show. With alien-busting moves, and Omnitrix watches everywhere, the little kids enjoyed a great two-part show and of course plenty of photos for this week’s show and tell.
One more highlight of the day even saw a quirky take on racing “ with 17 oversized mascots racing towards $5,000 for charity! After a staggered start, some stumbling feet and a lot of wobbling heads, first place was pinched by Tuki representing Little Athletics QLD with the prize money assisting with equipment for their organisation. What was a hilarious show for the crowd and a unique twist on racing down the homestraight “ it may just be the perfect warm up for next week’s Carlton Mid Schooner Race, which will see 24 human-sized schooners dash towards the winning post for a share of $10,000.