140 years rac­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

ONE hun­dred and forty years of his­tory will be cel­e­brat­ed­when the Mt Perry Race Club holds its an­nual race day on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17.

This event at­tracts crowds from all over the state, trav­el­ling by bus, car or campervan.

The race track also caters for air­craft en­thu­si­asts, with a run­way in the cen­tre of the track.

The race day will cen­tre around a five-race pro­gram, with book­mak­ers on hand for bet­ting on lo­cal and metropo­lian races. The fun will continue with fash­ions of the field and the in­fa­mous Jocks Plate nov­elty event.

A li­censed bar and can­teen will be avail­able all day and a catered mar­quee will be avail­able for lunch book­ings.

Club sec­re­tary An­gela Jensen said the Mount Perry Race Club held records of race meets in the area from as early as 1872.

“The suc­cess of these early meet­ings led to the build­ing of the cur­rent Mt Perry Race­course, prior to 1904 and con­tin­ues to­day,” she said.

“Pre­dic­tions are for a great day of rac­ing to mark the his­tor­i­cal event of 140 years of rac­ing at Mt Perry.”

Tick­ets are avail­able at the Mt Perry Race­course on the day.

Book­ings are re­quired be­fore race day for the catered mar­quee.

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