Racing celebrities, fancy fashions and great weather made for a perfect day for the Battle of the Bush Qualifier race meeting in Charleville.
Local Murweh Shire Councillor and bookmaker, Cr Red Alexander, said the day was successful.
“It was great having racing identity, Peter Moody, here to help make the day,” Cr Alexander said.
“Peter was on hand to converse with locals and visitors at a Calcutta event and was here for the entire race meeting,” he said.
The former premier trainer of Black Caviar, Peter Moody, is no stranger to the west, having been born in Wyandra. Mr Moody is ambassador to the Battle of the Bush Racing Quensland series, which gives country race enthusiasts an opportunity to be in the Group 1 raceday.
Cr Alexander said even though bookies holds were average, the day was a winner and it would be great to see Roma horse trainer, Craig Smith, advance.
“Timetus won the qualifying event and will now head to Brisbane for the Tiara,” he said.
Winning horse Timetus was trained by Craig Smith from Roma and owned by the Brook family from Longreach.