Daish Race Day draws a crowd at Strathalbyn

Horses hit the track and fans cheered from the barrier at this year's Daish Irrigation and Fodder Family Race Day, held by the Strathalbyn Racing Club at the weekend.

A crowd of about 800 people enjoyed a great day of family friendly fun, with this year's event also marking a special occasion.

The annual Daish Irrigation and Fodder Family Race Day coincided with celebrations marking 25 years of operation in Strathalbyn for the family business, which is a strong supporter of local racing.

More than 200 invited guests, clients and sponsors (many of whom travelled from interstate) joined the O'Neil family in marking the milestone and enjoying a day at the races.

Daish Irrigation and Fodder serve many industries across the region, including viticulture, turf, farming homeowners, the horse industry and play a major part in track maintenance at Strathalbyn.

Sponsors of the race day were Grundfos Pumps, Orange Pumps, Davey, Adelaide Belt & Hose, Philmac, Team Poly, Grundfos, Norma, Cobra Clamp, AAP Valves and Vinidex.

"Brendan O'Neil and his team are to be congratulated on the efficient business and years of service to the district, supporting many local community organisations. We value their support of our race club, on many levels," a Strathalbyn Racing Club spokesperson said.

Local trainer Dennis O'Leary and horse Rex Goliath, took out the Daish Irrigation Cup.

The Strathalbyn Racing Club provides a relaxed, family friendly environment for all. Final race meets for the season are scheduled for May and June, followed by the winter break. Racing then resumes in September.