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Huge crowd rolls out for annual Parkes Picnic Races

The sun came out and the rain stayed away - making the Parkes Picnic Races a huge success on Saturday afternoon.

Punters flocked to the track from all over NSW and were dressed to the nines; and of course one of the highlights of the day was the Fashions on the Field.

Sydney lawyers Elizabeth Pakchung and Dixie Coulton, who were themselves impeccably dressed judged the competition; and Elizabeth was full of praise for the efforts of all the entrants.

"It's great for the district to have this, and the outfits were all very good and excellently styled," she said.

"People are so very friendly here and what a fantastic racecourse it is.

"I was particularly impressed by the people that made their own outfit and millinery.

"It's so impressive, because it isn't straight forward thing and you need skill for that - so bravo to all the amazing entrants," Elizabeth said in the committee tent during the meeting.

On the track, punters backing the home trainer got off to the perfect start, with Parkes trainer Sharon Jeffries winning the first two races with Superior Power and Miss Monte.

Fashions on the Field winners

Elegant Lady: Rachael Sladden of Parkes

Stylish Man: Ben Dietrich of Dubbo

Millinery: Josie Anderson of Dubbo

Best Dressed Couple: Linden & Keryn Green

Judges: Elizabeth Pakchung and Dixie Coulton

MCs: Tim Keith and Kelly Hendry