Monto camel races on theway
MONTO’S 2012 Family Camel and Billy Goat Races are sure to be packed full of family fun on Saturday, November 3.
The camel races coincide with the running of Derby Day at Flemington and bookmakers will be on course to cater for punters.
But the real racing will be the 2012 Camel Cup. Heats will run from 1pm, with the winners to ride in the final.
Following the camel races, kids will get their chance to win the Monto Billy Goat Derby from 4.30pm.
The camel and billy goat races raise funds for the fight against breast and prostate cancers.
In 2011, the race day raised about $5500.
Patrons are urged to dress in pink or blue in support of the fight against cancer.
There will be many novelty events for children and adults. Post-race entertain- ment will include karaoke and a disco.
A courtesy bus will leave the Monto post office at 11.30am and the Duck Inn at 11.40am, and will run continuously.
A full bar and canteen will be available, along with vans for coffee, ice cream and fai- ry floss. There will be an outdoor furniture display and night meals from 4.30pm.
You can also bring your own tables and chairs. Drop in nominations for camel riders to the Monto Cattle and Coun- try office or at the race day by 1pm. Camping will also be available.
For a fun filled family race day, experience the Monto Race Club’s 2012 Camel and Billy Goat Race Day on November 3. For details phone 0488 508 987.