HORSES have always played an important part of the Dallarnil Sports Carnival, held on the Queen’s Birthday holiday in June for the past 93 years. At one stage in the program had a 50 pound cash prize for any horse that could clear a jump of seven feet. One year, two horses made the jump and shared the prizemoney. These may have been the famous high jumper Radium, owned by Andersen Brothers, and Patches, owned by a circus outfit which broke the state record in Cairns jumping 7 feet 2 inches. Another outstanding horse was a trotter owned by Joe White called Tommy Holmes, ridden by Tom Renfrey. In the late 40s road transport was no longer an obstacle and horses were trucked from far and wide. One year the club featured a unique event with Mr Wilton’s performing horses. His control over seven animals with no harness was phenomenal. They jumped over five hurdles and did individual displays.