Jaren Whitaker, Nicole Johnston and Vivian Fruw.
Jaren Whitaker, Nicole Johnston and Vivian Fruw.

No horses, but race days are a hit

THERE were no horses around, but two schools threw fundraiser race days at the weekend.

Hundreds of people spent time at the Rosella Park School and Star of the Sea Primary School race days, and the ladies were lapping it up.

For Amber Smith and Sarah Devney spending a day at the races on the weekend gave them the chance to dress up and bring out the pearl jewellery.

"Who doesn't like putting on the heels and having drinks with friends?" Mackeelie Boyle said.

Rosella Park School's Ritz at the Races sported a Gatsby-themed black, white and silver event with a glittering chandelier and jazz singer.

Ramptons Danzenergy Studio group also performed on the day with a mix of jazz, tap and solo performances.

Rosella Park P&C president Lisa Lowe said it had been a big effort to transform the space but worth it.

"It's fantastic to see it all finished and I'm grateful for the support from everyone," she said.

Star of the Sea Primary School's Caulfield on the Lawn was just as popular with everyone enjoying the live music and great weather.

First time race attendee Kerry Pender said it couldn't have been a better afternoon.

"It's just so lovely, good food and drinks with friends is what it's all about," she said.

Musician Matt Barker played tunes from U2 and Ed Sheeran well into the afternoon.

The day was completed with best dressed competitions, egg and spoon races and raffled hampers.