SOUTH Burnett Race Club hosted a stellar day of racing at Wondai at the weekend.
Racegoers were blessed with an early summery day at the Wondai track on Saturday with fantastic conditions for an afternoon of top-class regional racing.
Patrons dressed to impress and strutted their stuff for the crowd in the Fashions on the Field contest.
Saturday's theme was Wondai Cup at Royal Wondai Race Course, with punters getting into the spirit of the day by lining the rail to cheer on the horses they backed as they galloped their way across the unique sand track.
Gatton-trained Mimics won the Roy and Glenis Radunz Wondai Cup by half a length from the Gympie-trained Harney with jockey Jason Hoopert and trainer Lyn Paton celebrating a memorable victory.
Wondai's own Monching rounded out the placings by finishing third on his home track, the gelding trained by Norma King and ridden by Joshua King.
Another Wondai horse to excel on Saturday was the Norma King-trained Spello, which won the Swickers Bacon Factory Class 2 Handicap (1100m).
The Kumbia-trained Singaraja was the other South Burnett horse to earn a place on Saturday, finishing second in the Kingaroy Hotel QTIS Maiden Plate (1465m).
South Burnett Race Club Wondai secretary Eleanor Sharpe said it was a great day on and off the track.
"It was a fantastic day and we had over 350 people attend the day from all across the region," she said.
Ms Sharpe said the efforts of the local horses to earn both placings and a victory was great for country racing.
"It's exactly what we want to see and a boost for country race courses," she said.
"It highlights the continued need to support country racing because that's where local jockeys, trainers and horses get their start."
Ms Sharpe thanked the day's sponsors for their continued support and said she was looking forward to the South Burnett Race Club Wondai's next event.
"We are very pleased that our next race day is on Anzac Day next year as over the last three years we lost them, but we've got it back," she said.
The next race meeting at Nanango is on December 8.
See Friday's South Burnett Times for more photos from the races. Or head to southburnettti mes.com.au for the full gallery.