Light showers early in the day were unable to put a dampener on the annual Picnic races at Towac Park, Orange.
As part of the free entertainment on course, face and body artist, Bernie Novotny from Mumma Bare Creations was keep busy with the smaller kids as well as a few of the bigger kids lining up to have an amazing makeover.
The feature race of the day, the Give Me 5 For Kids Picnic Cup over 1300m was won by Spinning Dawn.
The six-year-old brown gelding is trained at Condobolin by Steve Beattie and was ridden by Narromine based jockey, Ricky Blewitt. After the race trainer and part owner, Steve Beattie donated $500 from their prizemoney to the local charity Give Me 5 For Kids which supports the Children’s ward at the Orange Health Services.