Gayn­dah dresses up

Races swell town num­bers

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

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).

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