Riding in style
Racegoers tip hat to Mt Perry
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.