The Jandowae race meet, Saturday, May 21.
The Jandowae race meet, Saturday, May 21. Alasdair Young

Winners and grinners at Jandowae race meet 2016 - preview

TODAY’S Jandowae race meet was a huge success, drawing its biggest crowd in years and an unrivalled field of fashionable ladies and gentlemen.

There were a few notable winners on the day, particularly in the fashions on the field, held next to the marquee mid-afternoon.

Tim Hansen from Brisbane took the prize for best dressed man, with his “equine sharp” look; Dalby pressure welder Cameron Fisher came a close second in the moustache suit he picked up in the United Kingdom a few weeks ago.

Petrea Carmichael, a Dalby finance officer during the week, showed she had the style to win the contemporary lady category on the day.

Jandowae grain trader Millie Bach won the best headwear category, showing the crowd it’s not just what’s in your head, but what’s on it that counts.

Dalby retailer Leigh-anne Ryan wore it best amongst the more distinguished class of ladies on the day, winning the classical category with a dark grey number; she was followed closely by Brisbane school teacher, Michele Sinclair.

It wasn’t just the fashions which drew the crowd’s eyes - the Jandowae Cup was also a big draw card at the race meet.

In the end Nathan Evans rode Robert’s Command to victory in that 1500m race, giving the cup to owner Rob Hammermeister, from Chinchilla.

Well-wishers gathered around Mr Hammermeister, who was sure to thank the trainer of Robert’s Command, his long-term friend, Tom Dougall for his effort.

Mr Dougall, a Toowoomba-based trainer, went on to cynch another win in the fifth race.

His training of Gerry Breuer’s horse Heza Chumley apparently gave it the edge to beat Jandowae horse Cash’s Reject.

Cash’s Reject was a favourite to win, owned by Jandowae trainer Geoff Schraeder and a sibling to Black Cavier.

Club president Bruce Davis said it was the third year since the Jandowae had hosted a marquee, and the resulting growth in popularity of the meets spoke for itself.

Read the full report and see all the photos from the races in Tuesday’s edition of the Dalby Herald.

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