Just per­fect

Queens­land’s old­est race­course turns it on for the pun­ters and so­cialites at the spring carnival

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Bran­don Livesay

PUN­TERS en­joyed stun­ning weather as they wit­nessed five heart-stop­ping races at Queens­land’s old­est race­course.

Ladies dressed to im­press and the blokes suited up for Gayn­dah Jockey Club’s Spring Carnival races.

The so­cial event brings a touch of glamour and one last op­por­tu­nity to don for­mal wear be­fore the sum­mer heat cranks up.

Rac­ing was in­cred­i­bly close, with the third race of the day re- quir­ing a photo fin­ish to de­ter­mine the win­ner when the en­tire field crossed the line to­gether.

Wakka Wakka elder Yvonne Chap­man was beam­ing as her grand­son, jockey Beau Appo, fin­ished first in two of the races.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen him ride,” she said.

“When he saw me he quick­ened up.”

Af­ter his first win Mr Appo cel­e­brated with his fam­ily, telling his younger cousin Cain Appo, “that’s how you do it”.

The Fash­ions of the Field compe- tition was as close as the rac­ing.

Michelle Har­ris won Best Hat, Craig Fothergill won the Stal­lion, Kath­leen Smith won the May­ors, Amy Hamp­son won the Fil­lies, Luke Male won the Colts and Lisa Baker won best Race Colours.

See page 13 for pho­tos.

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