Punters loving the action from the Bowen Cup
TRISH O'Sing from Luxe Fashion House described the buzz around Bowen in the lead up to the Bowen Cup this year as "huge”.
"The town was really really busy. All the hair dressers have been fully booked out for nearly two weeks in advance the vibe around town for this year's races has been huge. People have been really pumped,” she said.
Ms O'Sing coordinated the Fashions on the Field competitions and said the amount of entrants this year was bigger than any other and the crowd watching the fashions was also the biggest she had ever seen.
"People were really engaged by it and to be honest I think our band really helped.”
Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan was at the races and said he believed horse numbers were down this year.
However MC and Division 6 councillor Mike Brunker said the rain on Thursday night was a concern at the time but it has turned out the be "an absolute picture”.
"It's a good for not only Bowen but the Whitsunday Region. We get a lot of support from Airlie Beach, there is four or five buses that come up and it good that they support the Bowen Cup,” he said.
Cr Brunker said the highlight of his day was seeing everyone enjoying themselves.
"The boys that I am with have made a winning connection in Race 2 so they are all enjoying themselves.
"There have been a lot of good looking girls and fillies to look at , it has been a great day for it.”
President of the Bowen Turf Club Steve Daley also said it had been a great day and he was pleasantly surprised at the size of the crowd.
"It stands us in good stead. Obviously Queensland Racing doesn't give us a lot of money so having the punters come out means we can spend more money next year,” he said.