Gayndah dresses up
Races swell town numbers
THE GAYNDAH Cup is a true country race day experience.
The race takes place at the venue for Queensland’s first derby in 1868, the headquarters of the first Queensland Jockey Club and is located in Queensland’s oldest town.
It’s fair to say that Gayndah Jockey Club has a lot of history.
Gayndah Orange Festival provides the perfect setting for a social event that is not to be missed.
The town’s population swells in size and everyone will be making their way to the track to enjoy the event.
Be on the lookout for Australian rugby league legend Shane Webcke.
The hulking Webcke shouldn’t be hard to miss and will attend the races in his role as ambassador for the Queensland Local Government Association.
The Gayndah Cup is as much about fashion as it is the heart-stopping racing.
Women dress to impress and the men don suits for the prestigious event.
A Fashions on the Field competition will draw out the best dressed and is always hotly contested. There are four bookmakers on site for those keen on having a punt. There will be local and interstate races and a five race program.
A courtesy taxi will ferry you to and from the event and there is a licensed bar on site.
Gates open at 11am with the first race scheduled for a 1pm start.
THE HOME STRETCH: Horses gallop to the finish line at Gayndah’s historic race track.
FASHIONS: 2011 winners, from left, Mary McCorkindale (best hat), Fox Hunter (mare), Milton Baker (stud), Sharlee Hunter (filly), Nathan Spencer (stallion).