A FRENZY of fashion and festivity has marked another hugely successful Griffith Cup race day, with close to 3000 punters pouring through the gates for the annual extravaganza on Saturday.
Despite ominous skies and blustery winds, patrons frocked up and partied down for the third race meeting back since the event was almost lost forever to Griffith.
An elated Griffith Jockey Club president Judy Kroek said the success of cup day meant it had secured its place on the city's annual calendar.
"It was another amazing day and the people of Griffith just seem to love the races," Ms Kroek said.
"To walk around Dalton Park and see everyone so happy was wonderful."
She said on top of providing an important social outlet for locals, the event had strong flow-on benefits for the economy.
"People are obviously buying outfits for the races and taking taxis and buses to and from the track," she said.
Despite an obvious thirst for racing in Griffith, Ms Kroek said the committee was in no hurry to increase the number of race meetings at Dalton Park.
"It's a really tough one; some people would love to have another meeting or two but you need a lot of manpower to put this on," she said.
"The jockey club committee is all volunteers and the event only happens because of their commitment and passion."
The Yellowtail Griffith Cup was taken out by Echuca galloper Produced, with local hope Sonro finishing a gallant second.