2019 Macksville Cup races and photos at Bowraville

THE NAMBUCCA Valley was crying out for rain and it came in a whirlwind shortly after the first race of the day at the Geoff King Motors Macksville Cup at Bowraville this afternoon.

There was wind, lightning and a little bit frightening as punters negotiated flying napkins, plates and champagne flutes at the pre-Christmas race meeting.

An no one seemed to mind too much if the first race was also the last as a great afternoon with grouse company was already a 'lock'.

There wasn't a care to be had as the storm cleared and the stewards walked the track and declared it safe to carry on with the five-race card.

Many local businesses used the event as a twist on the office Christmas party - and the corporate areas were chocked.

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