Beaudesert punters turn up to mark Derby Day ahead of the Melbourne Cup

PUNTERS dressed to impress for the 2022 Derby Day races at the Aquis Beaudesert racetrack.

With a storm predicted for Saturday afternoon, those in attendance weathered muggy conditions with temperatures topping 35 degrees.

Fascinators and stylish outfits were in abundance despite Fashions on the Field being scrapped this year.

Race one saw local jockey Jasmine Cornish ride Moonlight Eclipse to fourth place in the first race.

The four-year-old bay gelding trained by Greg Cornish at Beaudesert reached the post behind Gold Coast trained Sienna's Award, Hail to the Chief out of Toowoomba and Eagle Farm offering Capital Eyes.

Cornish had better luck in races two and four, earning second place on Righteousness and Lemon Duchess.

Six-year-old gelding San Bernadino trained by Beaudesert's Kenneth Deacon and ridden by local jockey Brooke Ainsworth came in fourth.

While no local trainers claimed a win today, Beaudesert trainer Matthew Dunn also got a second place in race five.

His horse, Atomic Bomb ridden by Robbie Fradd finished just ahead of Crown War ridden by Allan Chau and trained by another local, Garry Hutchesson.

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