Heavy showers could not dampen the spirit of racegoers on the first day of the annual Snake Gully Cup.
Friday’s weather may have soaked the course, but the enthusiasm for Gundagai’s biggest event of the year remained.
Long-time Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph captured her second Snake Gully Cup on Friday as Mercurial Lad proved too good in a thrilling finish to the $70,000 feature race, while Wagga trainers also found success across the day.
Gundagai-Adelong Race Club secretary Len Tozer said despite the rain, there was a good crowd and similar numbers were expected on Saturday.
But it wasn’t to be.
After rain hampered Snake Gully Cup day at Gundagai on Friday, causing significant downgrades of the track throughout the day, the second part of the carnival was abandoned due to the state of the track.