Fashion, fun and fillies were the order of the day at this year’s Werribee Cup.

About 5000 people flocked to Werribee Racecourse on Sunday to watch the Nick Ryan-trained Mahamedeis take out the big race a week after winning the Traralgon Cup.

Werribee Racing Club general manager Ashley Baker said numbers were well up on last year.

“It was the biggest crowd in many, many years,” he said.

 

Fashions on the Field

Mr Baker said the return of Fashions on the Field was another winner on the day, with about 80 women, men and children signing on to show off their finery.

“It’s something we’re definitely looking to build on next year and make it even bigger and better,” he said.

“It was our first year for a few years and we wanted to get something back and happening for people. The popularity of it was overwhelming.”

The next Werribee race day will be on Christmas Eve, with $2 from every $5 entry fee going to local Country Fire Authority branches. It will be followed by the Kids Day Out on January 12.