Rid­ing in style

Race­go­ers tip hat to Mt Perry

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - ❏ Bran­don Livesay

SO­CIALITES from far and wide made the trip to Mt Perry for the 140th race meet.

The mag­nif­i­cent track at the foot of Mt Perry held five races.

The event had a huge turnout of snap­pily-dressed race­go­ers, with some ar­riv­ing by light air­craft and he­li­copter and land­ing in the cen­tre of the track.

Race four was held up mo­men­tar­ily as a he­li­copter pow­ered up just be­fore the horses ar­rived on track.

The an­nouncer told the crowd, “I’ve heard of an am­bu­lance hold­ing up a race, but never a he­li­copter. Wel­come to Mt Perry, folks”.

Gra­ham and He­len Ker­snovske trav­elled from Bris­bane for one of coun­try rac­ing’s favourite events.

“Mt Perry Races is the place to be to­day, so we drove up from Bris­bane,” Mrs Ker­snovske said. Dan Philp also drove from Bund­aberg to cel­e­brate his 50th birthday at the 140th an­niver­sary of the races. ■ Ru­bies Destiny won the Nick Gior­getta QTIS Maiden Plate, Stagecoach won the Cast’s Supa IGA Class 1 Hand­i­cap, Le­ica Fuse won the Sharpe Work­place So­lu­tions Class 4 Hand­i­cap, Cy­clone Steve won the Bur­nett Livestock and Realty Class B Hand­i­cap and Re­lease Me won the Evo­lu­tion Min­ing Cup Open Hand­i­cap.

LOOK­ING SCHMICK: Henry Jensen gives his best smile as he takes out the best-dressed boy prize at the races.

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