Cairns Amateurs Day 2 otherwise known as Ladies Day started out early. Before the gates officially opened at Cannon Park, I welcomed the day with drinks and canapes near the mounting yard at a meet and greet event. Racing experts Steve Hawkins and Tony Clements shared their knowledge with the crowd by talking through their tips for the day. The main attraction of the morning however was the 2016 Cairns Amateurs trophy which I was able to hold and take photos with.Soon after it was time to head to the air conditioned comfort of the Ireland RAM Garden Party where the QT Port Douglas Fashions on the Field was held, and my judging duties would commence.The first category to take to the stage was Gold Class Ladies (women aged over 50). As the competition got underway, I was so happy seeing lots of beautiful colour and well put together outfits.
Stay tuned for the day 3 wrap!By Angela Menz