Police praise Warrnambool racegoers for good behaviour

There were no violent incidents at the races on Monday or Tuesday morning in Warrnambool licensed premises.

There were no violent incidents at the races on Monday or Tuesday morning in Warrnambool licensed premises.

POLICE are delighted with the behaviour of racegoers after the first of the three-day Warrnambool May Race Carnival.

Sergeant Leigh Wheatley said there were no incidents at the races on Monday or Tuesday morning in Warrnambool licensed premises.

"So far we are very pleased with the behaviour of everyone," he said.

"I've talked to the officer in charge of the racing operation and there was one person refused entry to a licensed premise late Tuesday night and that was probably a good indication that the rules are being followed," he said.

Warrnambool hotels and restaurants were busy on Monday night with patrons from the races, even patrolling the streets with mounted police on horseback.

The crowd was slightly down on the day one average due to the inclement weather early Tuesday.

Better weather is predicted during the next two days, with a bumper crowd expected on Thursday as Warrnambool celebrates a public holiday.

See more May Racing Carnival coverage.

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