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The Winton Skatepark
Committee will share draft plans
for the town's new skatepark at a
special meeting tonight at 5.30 at
Southern REAP. The committee
is keen to share these exciting
developments by holding this
consultation meeting for youth
and interested parties. Former
Limehills School principal
Malcolm Walker will facilitate this
exciting next step in the
development of a skatepark for
the Central Southland
community. Drinks and nibbles
will be provided.
Winton ups ante in raceday attire
Racing club is holding its first cup day fashion contest
Well dressed: Fashion in the field
winners from a recent Riverton Racing
Club meeting. Entries are now being
invited for the Winton Racing Club's
first fashion in the field event being
held at the club's cup day next
Wednesday from noon.Photo: SUPPLIED
What: Winton Cup meeting
From: First race at noon. Meeting
to wrap up about 5pm.
Look out for: First fashion in the
field competition, with top prizes
for leading men and women.
There'll be a taste of the
Melbourne Cup in Winton next
Wednesday when the local jockey
club heats up the fashion stakes
with its first-ever fashion in the
It's all part of the Winton Jockey
Club's annual cup day and it also
signals the start of the summer
racing programme in Central
Southland for the season.
This year the club's committee is
going all out to include a range of
innovations aimed at making the
day an action-packed one, includ-
ing a new fashion in the field
competition with great prizes.
Southern men and women are
being invited to don their summer
fashions, find a hat and make a
statement, club past president
Alan Dykes says.
''This is the club's 132nd cup day
and we really wanted to give race-
goers a day to remember. There'll
be action on the track and off, and
we'd like to see people come along
to the Winton course and
celebrate the occasion with us.''
The fashion prizes included a $350
McKnight and Brown voucher for
the top man and a $150 voucher
for second, along with vouchers
from Envisages in Cromwell and
Holistic Health in Invercargill for
the winning women, and Blue
River Dairy prize packs.
Gallop South promotions and
marketing spokesperson Patrice
Spencer-Humm agreed it would
be a great day out.
''There'll be a real festive
atmosphere and we're hoping
people will dress up and come
along to enjoy the event. Why not
ask the boss for the day off -- and
relax and enjoy the warm weather
and the atmosphere.''
Another addition this year was
the ''Farmers Take a Break''
event, where farmers and their
partners were being encouraged
to take the afternoon off, have a
flutter on the races and enjoy
discounted drinks in a designated
''farmer's'' bar area.
A ''Grow the Mo'' competition
was also on the cards to add to the
On a serious note, Mr Dykes said
several life memberships would
also be awarded to members of
the Winton racing fraternity who
had devoted many years of
service to the club.
''This is an opportunity to
acknowledge their support and to
thanks them for what they have
done for racing in Winton,'' he
The first race on Wednesday is at
noon, with the meeting wrapping
up at around 5pm.
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