Fashions in the field.
Fashions in the field. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Off and racing to a fun day

TITANS, tea towels, tennis players, twins, tramps, and even two-headed Tasmanians were among the stars of the annual Tabulam Race Day on Saturday.

Candice Taylor and her partner Dean Proctor came all the way from Tasmania and were part of 1818 people who officially came through the gates to join in the festivities.

"I'm part of Paul McCarthy's crew and it's the 20-year anniversary," Ms Taylor said.

"We're doing the "T" theme this year, so a two-headed Tasmanian made sense."

Brisbane trio Angel Walker, Kerry McConville and Kim Jebreen shared best fancy-dress honours with a strong field of entrants.

"It's my first time here and we decided to go with the fluoro," Ms Jebreen said. "We're going to come every year because it's laid back and everyone here has been so friendly."

Tabulam Racing Club Secretary Milton King was thrilled with the number of families who attended.

"It's a wonderful atmosphere over in the tents and we have a lot more kids here this time," Mr King said.

"We have three big groups from Evans Head and a lot of people from Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Ballina.

"We had about 250 campers this year and it's probably the most we've ever had."

In a big afternoon, president Michael Hynes was given life membership for 40 years of service.

Police had no incidents to report and said the crowd were in good spirits and well behaved.

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