Kawartha Downs was awash with kids this evening as the track celebrated their annual Family Fun Night under perfect weather conditions.

The track was packed with youngsters and the young at heart who all enjoyed Hands On Horses, an OHHA initiative which gives everyone in attendance the opportunity to ride around the track behind a retired Standardbred.

The kids also enjoyed face painting, incredible balloon animals, snow cones, snacks, games and activities along with draws and giveaways.

On track it was Brett MacDonald with the hot hand as he recorded a hat trick on the nine race card while in the sixth race St Lads Captain recorded his fifth consecutive victory.

Racing returns to the Fraserville oval next Saturday with a 7 p.m. post time.