IT’S PARTY hats on in the Macleay today for the running of the Akubra Kempsey Cup.
Thousands of folk are expected to attend what is arguably the social highlight of the shire’s calendar.
And the conditions – with a forecast maximum temperature a gentle 21 degrees – couldn’t be better.
Many businesses in Kempsey will close for the local half-day holiday, where the emphasis is as much about off track as it is on.
The Fashions in the Field is always keenly contested and a highlight.
Be sure to get a copy of today’s Macleay Argus which includes a four-page wraparound, with a special form guide to every race on the card.
And you can follow our live coverage from The Racecourse across the day right here: