Miracle Mile produces winners on and off the track | Pictures

There were plenty of frocks and shocks at Club Menangle on Saturday night.

Thousands descended on Menangle Park for the 2018 Ainsworth Miracle Mile – the richest harness sprint race in Australasia.

But it wasn’t just the horses who stole the limelight with fashionistas using the event as an opportunity to show off their style.

The Fashions on the Field event proved almost as popular as the actual race meet. Women donned fascinators and men put on their finest suits for the much-hyped event.

However, once the catwalk closed, attention turned to the racetrack as some of the best trotters from Australia and across the Tasman fought it out for the 2018 Ainsworth Miracle Mile title.

New Zealander Lazarus – considered the Winx of harness racing – started as the favourite but finished second last. It was the first time in almost 50 races that the horse failed to finish in the top three.

The race – and the $450,000 prize money – was won by fellow New Zealand horse My Field Marshall, who was driven by Anthony Butt and trained by Tim Butt.

Jilliby Kung Fu and Soho Tribeca finished second and third, respectively.


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