Top summer race day despite smaller crowd, COVID restrictions

Moree Summer Races 2020 go off without a hitch, despite COVID restrictions and humidity | Photos


Punters flock to Moree for twilight race meeting.


It was a much smaller crowd than usual, but those who attended the Moree Summer Races on Saturday weren't complaining as it meant more space to spread out and stay cool.

The crowd of about 600 people were able to take full advantage of the shade and fans underneath the betting area, during what was a particularly hot and humid day.

While the temperature only got to 34.3 degrees, there was lots of moisture in the air from the storm on Friday.

A downpour of rain just before the fifth race cooled everyone off, before a rainbow came out in time for Fashions on the Field.


Moree Race Club secretary Michelle Gobbert said it was a great day and a good crowd, despite it being much smaller than the usual 5000 people.

"Everyone was pleased," she said.

"A lot of people said it was really nice having a smaller crowd, because there was more room for people to get in under the shade."

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Ms Gobbert said everyone was well-behaved when it came to following the COVID restrictions in place.

"The general police came through once and licensing came through and they were pretty happy," she said.

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