Be brave and ride

Why not step up to the mark and be a camel jockey?

Central and North Burnett Times - - CAMEL AND BILLY GOAT RACE AND FAMILY FUN DAY -

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

HARD-EARNED THIRST: Camel rac­ing is a thirsty sport.

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