Parkes Picnic Races 2019 in focus

Thousands flocked to the Parkes Racecourse on Saturday for the social event of the year, the 2019 Parkes Coragdery and Diggers Picnic Races.

Committee president Tim Keith is very happy with how the event turned out, with numbers similar compared to last year's races and the gate taking $22,000.

"It all went off very well," he said.

"No incidents, everyone just had a great time."

The event featured three commercial tents, four private tents and a coffee van.

Mr Keith was thrilled to see local businesses the Parkes Hotel and Railway Hotel securing a site and a half each for their patrons for the day, while the Cambridge Hotel had a double site.

"We'd like to give a huge thanks to our sponsors for their great support," he said.

"And especially to Parkes Shire Council who goes above and beyond with its incredible support, helping to ensure the day is a success."

Here's who we captured out and about trackside on Saturday.