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Xmas Party at Manningtree Park

Dec 05, 2017

Despite three of four days of rain, a big crowd of 300 turned up to celebrate this year's ATB Xmas Party at Darren & Liz Dance's Manningtree Park property last Sunday.

While parts of Victoria copped big rains, the Ballan area was spared to a degree and despite passing showers on the day, a happy crowd was kept entertained during the afternoon.

A horse parade showcased homebred yearlings and a handful of ready to race two year old gallopers.

For many the highlight of the parade was two of this year's foals bouncing around with their mums.

Bus tours around the farm also allowed owners to catch a glimpse of their horses on the property.

The kids were kept busy with the jumping castle and the big arrival of Santa via fire truck.

Trainer's Robbie Griffiths and Archie Alexander were also in attendance.

It was a great day and the response despite the weather was a fantastic endorsement for Darren & Liz that ATB is very much the syndication business for the people.

Below is a link to a video of photos from the day.