GALLERY: Crowd nudges 3000 as sun shines on Camperdown Cup race meeting

PUNTERS and socialites poured through the gates at the Camperdown Cup on Saturday, with good weather buoying crowd numbers. 

Not even a streaker could take the gloss off the day,  with organisers praising the behaviour of up to 3000 racegoers. 

“We’ve still got figures coming through, but we’re really happy,” club marketing boss Jade Augustine said. 

Mornington trainer Shane Nichols took home the cup, with his runner  Ladramahs claiming first place. 

Other events like fashions on the field were a hit as adults faced younger contenders.

“The fashions on the field was fantastic. Lots of kids entered so it was really fun,” Ms Augustine said. 

“It was a really well- dressed crowd.” 

The day was also a chance for fund-raising campaigners to get a few more dollars towards the restoration of the 110 -year-old racecourse grandstand.

Images by some of Australia’s best country photographers were compiled into a book launched over the weekend. 

Racing committee president Laurie Hickey didn’t hold back in his praises. 

“There was a considerable number of books sold. 

‘‘There was a raffle that raised around $2000 that will go towards it.”

The book, Camperdown And Its Cup, is on sale at the Camperdown Newsagency, or available online at Camperdownanditscup.com

Fashions on the field winner Alexandra Guy (left), runner-up Bobbi Edwards and judge Renee Enright.

Fashions on the field winner Alexandra Guy (left), runner-up Bobbi Edwards and judge Renee Enright.

Locals Alex Harry, Jess Rowbottom (Fashions on the Field entrant) and Blaire Arnold.

Locals Alex Harry, Jess Rowbottom (Fashions on the Field entrant) and Blaire Arnold.

Locals April Meade with Emma and Rachael Gibblett.

Locals April Meade with Emma and Rachael Gibblett.

Locals April Meade with Emma and Rachael Gibblett.

Locals April Meade with Emma and Rachael Gibblett.

Mahony family enjoying the day -  Sol, 7, Will, 10, Jada, 6, Ed, 8, and Elle Mahony, 3.

Mahony family enjoying the day - Sol, 7, Will, 10, Jada, 6, Ed, 8, and Elle Mahony, 3.

Children at Camperdown enjoy the rides on offer.

Children at Camperdown enjoy the rides on offer.

Georgina Iule, Shaun Watson and Emma Hart.

Georgina Iule, Shaun Watson and Emma Hart.

Fiona Kent, Nicole McLaren and Lisa Swayne of Camperdown.

Fiona Kent, Nicole McLaren and Lisa Swayne of Camperdown.

Corangamite mayor Chris O'Connor, Turf President Laurie Hickey, Geelong footballer Corey Enright, Brad Harris, Rudy Klok, Mike and Jessie Bainbridge.

Corangamite mayor Chris O'Connor, Turf President Laurie Hickey, Geelong footballer Corey Enright, Brad Harris, Rudy Klok, Mike and Jessie Bainbridge.

Geelong footballer Corey Enright handing the trophy over to Jessie Bainbridge.

Geelong footballer Corey Enright handing the trophy over to Jessie Bainbridge.

Geelong footballer Corey Enright with Turf President Laurie Hickey.

Geelong footballer Corey Enright with Turf President Laurie Hickey.

Brad Harris, Mike Bainbridge, Rudy Klok, Aaron Mitchell (Jockey) and Jessie Bainbridge.

Brad Harris, Mike Bainbridge, Rudy Klok, Aaron Mitchell (Jockey) and Jessie Bainbridge.

Winner Aaron Mitchell on Ladramahs.

Winner Aaron Mitchell on Ladramahs.

Winner Ladramahs with jockey Aaron Mitchell crosses the finish line.

Winner Ladramahs with jockey Aaron Mitchell crosses the finish line.

Winner Ladramahs with jockey Aaron Mitchell crosses the finish line.

Winner Ladramahs with jockey Aaron Mitchell crosses the finish line.

Winner Ladramahs with jockey Aaron Mitchell crosses the finish line.

Winner Ladramahs with jockey Aaron Mitchell crosses the finish line.