Photo Gallery: Nelson harness races


Thousands of people helped the Nelson Harness Racing Club celebrate their 125th Anniversary in style at the Nelson Harness Races.

With races, competitions, kids entertainment and food, there was something for everyone.

Friday’s weather put a few punters off, but event organiser, Chris Butler says Sunday drew in a large crowd.

“We’ve got a big crowd here and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, watching the races and celebrating our anniversary. Lots of people have been involved in the club over the years so the weekend is also a good chance for them to catch up and tell some tales.”

Local girl, Kim Tran made the most of the day, dressing up with the girls and making money in a lucky winning streak.

“We’re having such a good day, and I’m winning all the races, six wins out of the six I betted on isn’t bad odds.”

Kim and her friends were also entered in the Fashion in the Field competition, “just for fun.”

“I’m looking forward to it but also a bit nervous, there are lots of beautiful girls here and the gents are looking pretty dapper, I love number two, Mr Blue, I think he’s going to win.”