Pink Finss held their annual charity race day at Hawkesbury race track

The Pink Finss Charity held their ninth annual race day at Hawkesbury Race Club on Thursday, September 12 with a great turn out for the cause.

The first race of the day, the Pink Finss Charity Provincial and Country Maiden Handicap (1300m), featured the most Hawkesbury horses on the day, with seven of the 11 contenders trained locally.

Top three: The Pink Finss Charity race winner, Pacific Legend (red), along with second and third place, Foxy Rocket (orange) and Lady Tavista (yellow) round the bend. Picture: Geoff Jones

Top three: The Pink Finss Charity race winner, Pacific Legend (red), along with second and third place, Foxy Rocket (orange) and Lady Tavista (yellow) round the bend. Picture: Geoff Jones

Despite Kris Lee's Spiritual Power leading around the final bend, the two-year-old colt was unable to hold the lead.

Hawkesbury trainers lead the way taking over the entire race. Matthew Vella's New Zealand-born Pacific Legend, Terry Croft's Foxy Rocket and Brad Widdup's New Zealand-born Lady Tavista (in her first start) took out first, second and third respectively.

Spiritual Power failed to place with less than one length separating the top four.

Unfortunately, Hawkesbury trainers would only see one more placing for the rest of the day as the James Cummings trained Duenna took out second spot in the Griffin Air Conditioning Maiden Plate (1100m).

The main race of the day was the Bedrock Quarry Products and Bulk Class 2 Handicap (BM 64), which saw a close finish by two Randwick horses.

Bullet Fly, trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, notched its first win of the 2019/20 season edging just ahead of John Thompson's, Laila le Vega, who has had two second places in a row to start the season.

Fashion: Best dressed lady on the day, Bridgette Van Der Burg. Picture: Geoff Jones

Fashion: Best dressed lady on the day, Bridgette Van Der Burg. Picture: Geoff Jones

Off the track there was plenty of action as well, with Pink Finss holding a glittering function that saw a large turn out to support the local charity.

The event, which included plenty of fundraising including a memorabilia auction, was emceed by Hawkesbury locals Michael "Lumpy" Lumtin and Kelly Gillies.

Yarramundi local, Bridgette Van Der Burg, was crowned best dressed lady during the fashions on the field competition.

An attendee of the event said, "It is great to see so many people turn out and support the event.

"We do it every year and it's great to be a part of this day."

In all, the event raised a total of $93,000 for the Pink Finss Charity, which assists local women diagnosed with cancer. The next race day at Hawkesbury will be Thursday, September 26.

Check out pictures from the days events here.

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