CLARENCE River Jockey Club executive officer Michael Beattie was delighted with the huge turnout for this year's Blues, Brews and BBQs Yamba Golf and Country Club Cup Race Day on Sunday.

Almost 1900 people flooded through the gates, which was 800 more than in 2015 according to Mr Beattie, who put the increase down to a number of factors including the addition of the $100,000 Country Championships Regional Qualifier to the program.

"We were very happy with the crowd," Mr Beattie said.

"It was up over 800 on last year's Blues, Brews and BBQs day.

"I think a percentage of that figure can be attributed to the the championships race being added to it.

"It was also the first one held on a Sunday and I think that gave the day more of a family feel. There's not the same emphasis on children's sport on a Sunday compared to the Saturday.

"We also thought the music line-up we produced this year was as good as we've ever been able to produce and we still had a very decent crowd when music came to a halt at 7.30, so they were clearly enjoying the afternoon."



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