Over 7000 people made their way through the gates of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club to the 30th annual Wagga Ag Races on Saturday, despite a cool change in the weather.
The Wagga Ag Races were created to raise money for Peter Worsley, an on old boy of the Wagga Ag College who broke his neck in a game of rugby in 1987 that left him a quadriplegic.
Each year the students of WAC proudly continue their support of Peter and his family.
An Aggies Race Day Old Boys Luncheon was held prior to the main rush of the day.
Amongst the usual races and fashions on the field events, the Andrew Stanham Memorial Cup race for the first years was held and won by Ethan Brien.
The award was created in memory of Andy, more commonly known as COL, who was a high-spirited, friendly and loving member of the WAC community that sadly passed away in August.
In recent years, the popular Ag Races weekend has turned into what is now known as the WAC Weekend hosting a ball on the Friday night to kick off the celebrations within the Aggies community before the races on Saturday and people winding down (or up) at the ‘races recovery’ event on Sunday.
The weekend now draws in 1000s people from across the country who join the fun-filled weekend.
In support of the Drought Angels charity, $7450 was raised during the annual WAC Ball auction on September 14 where the younger boys of the club were auctioneed to be waiters for the tables at the event.
A highlight in this, was one individual making an impressive $2900.
The WAC Weekend is annually held in the middle weekend of September.