Boxing Day races see dinosaurs and fashion take centre stage

Source: 1News

The Boxing Day races at Ellerslie are famous for exciting fixtures and jaw dropping fashion, but this year prehistoric fashion paired with a race, minus the horses, took centre stage.

A group of people skipped the usual race day glad rags to throw on inflatable dinosaur costumes.

The t-rex race raised money for the Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust.

Organisers had hopes of 10,000 people attending today, spending around $1 million dollars on bets.

The Boxing Day races have been going for more than 160 years.