Kirks Doomben Cup Day
Jessica Marais and James Stewart (Packed to the Rafters’) posed for photographs with adoring fans.
Mark Wilson Tangoed with many an eager partner.
Mr and Mrs Potato Head (Toy Story 2) bobbed around, greeting kids of all ages.
The sun shone and shrieks of laughter bubbled out from the rides.
The second day of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival was Family Day, with both a sea of families and regular punters enjoying all the day had to offer, contributing to the 6% increase in attendance from last year.
The Inaugural Hardy Brothers Jewellers and Pumpkin Patch Fashions on the Field (Family Category) drew an enthusiastic, diverse crowd. The eventual winners were from Sydney and first heard of the competition as they arrived at the track.
This immaculately presented group stretched across three generations and included Suellen Fuller, who was Miss Australia in 1998.
The real highlight for the Fuller Family was their second victory for the day, as Kerrin McEvoy rode Metal Bender to win the Kirks Doomben Cup.
Coming up this Saturday is Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 Day.
While there are plenty of thrills to be had off the track, such as the Hardy Brothers Jewellers Fashions on the Field (Couples Category) and The Cage’s side splitting Mascot Race, make no mistake, the Doomben 10,000 is for racing enthusiasts.