THE annual Woolamai Cup day lived up to the huge crowd’s expectations, with mother-daughter duo Debbie and Rebecca Waymouth winning the cup with Keep Happy in a thrilling photo finish.
Jockey Debbie and her daughter, trainer Rebecca, were thrilled to make the journey back to Rosebud with a winner.
Rebecca said it’s always a great day at the Woolamai Races.
“There’s always a good crowd, it’s always a good day and from a horse side of things, the track’s always well prepared,” she said.
“I’m the trainer and my mum’s the jockey which is the reverse way to what it usually is.
“She’s been riding for a while now, she’s got a nice little team.
“My brother, Rohan helps out and my dad, Robert also helps out.”
Woolamai Racing Club Secretary Bev Carmichael said Saturday was one of the better Cup Day crowds.
“We’re really pleased and the club’s going really well at the moment,” she said.
“The facilities are really good now – a lot of work has gone into it and I think people appreciate that.
“It was lovely to see the Waymouths win, they’re big supporters of the picnic races.”
The Fashions on the Field organised by La Bella Home Collections, Wonthaggi, was hotly contested with an array of impressive frocks on display throughout the day.
The Wonthaggi Power FNC enjoyed its annual race day with local band Mere Mortals entertaining players and supporters.
The next Woolamai Race meeting is just two weeks away on Saturday, February 20 and bookings suggest it will be another fine day of picnic racing.
Family affair wins thrilling Woolamai Cup