Be brave and ride
Why not step up to the mark and be a camel jockey?
BE BOLD and get out of your comfort zone. Would you like to put your name downto be a rider in one of the camel races?
It doesn’t matter if you have never ridden before.
You can experience camel racing glory at next weekend’s 2012 Family Camel and Billy Goat Races at Monto.
The event will be full of family fun on Saturday, November 3.
The first of five camel races at the Monto Camel Races is at 1.30pm with 40 minutes between each race.
On completion of all five heats the winners are selected to contest race six – The Camel Cup.
Immediately after the cup it is time for the kids to start racing with nine children randomly selected for three heats of billy goat races.
The winner of each of these will contest the Billy Goat Derby, scheduled for 6pm.
Coca Cola will sponsor the lucky gate prize of $100 and will donate $100 each to four sections of karaoke. Between races there will be novelty events such as wheelie bin races, sock and jock races and egg and spoon races.
Daytime catering will be provided by the Monto CWA and Girl Guides with the Duck Inn covering the night meals and bar service will be staffed by volunteers.
Organisers have thanked everyone for their contribution so far and invite North Burnett residents to enjoy a great day and night for a worthy cause.
WINNING RIDE: Mark Hutton was the winning rider in the Monto Camel Race in 2011.
HOME STRETCH: Punters cheer on the camels for a win at Monto’s Camel Race.
HARD-EARNED THIRST: Camel racing is a thirsty sport.