Rained out in 2017…
2017 saw the Adaminaby Races cancelled due to heavy rain. Checkout the video below. But we will be back again in 2018 bigger and better!
Below is the annual message from the AJC President, Linley Miners:
The Adaminaby Jockey Club have been busy preparing for this year’s race day, which is sure to be a great day out.
As usual, a lot happens behind the scenes; good hard work from a very small committee. A big thanks to all our volunteers who make the day run smoothly.
Adaminaby is looking a bit of a picture at the minute after the recent rain and the grounds and track will be in fine form.
The six-race program will kick off close to 1.30pm and the Snowgoose Hotel Motel Adaminaby Cup will be the feature race of the day. We’re expecting a good roll up of horses; we normally have a good field and we’re hoping to say the same for this year.
As always, large crowds will flood into Adaminaby to enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere at the picnic-style races. We’ve had a lot of enquiries about people coming from long distances, so we’re expecting the crowds to be quite big this year.
The Fashions on the Field are always a drawcard and this year there are great prizes and a big program on offer. There is a competition for everyone from kids through to teenagers as well as the traditional prizes.
The ‘Hats and Heels’ theme could well put the pressure on the Fashions on the Field, with everyone encouraged to dress to impress.
Since the themes were introduced many years ago, they’ve been a massive hit and get people really excited. They put a lot of thought into it and it creates more entertainment in a way. As soon as people finish up this year, they’ll be asking ‘What’s next year’s theme going to be?’
We’re hoping the weather gods are smiling on us, but you never know. Some years we’ve been snowed out and others you get sunburnt very quickly! Bring shade, sunscreen and keep an eye on the forecast.
Whatever the weather, it’s sure to be another great day at the Adaminaby Races. See you all there.
Adaminaby Jockey Club President