The Boxing Day races started off as a rainy affair, with many doubting the horses would even get on the track.
Despite this uncertain start, the track was deemed safe and racing went ahead as planned. The initial crowd was limited, mostly gathering under the dry safety of the bar shelters and betting area, enjoying a drink and chat and placing a bet.
But the Tumut Turf Club was determined to get more people in the front gate, eventually offering free entry and providing those that had already paid with courtesy passes for upcoming Tumut Races.
As the rain died down, the crowds increased in number and became increasingly cheerful. People travelled from near and far and weren’t going to let a little wet weather dampen their spirits, and enjoyed a great day out in the end.