Eidsvold celebrates 125 years
Second race day $31,000 meeting
A PROUD 125 year history is attached to the Eidsvold Race Club and this year a second race day has been approved for June 22.
This Sustain Country Racing Series Race Day will mark 125 years since the declaration of the Eidsvold Goldfields and celebrate the Eidsvold Show Society achieving 70 years of agricultural shows.
From its beginning as the Eidsvold Jockey Club in 1887 to the February 2013 Eidsvold Race Club Inc’s 125th Annual Race Day celebration, Eidsvold continues to enjoy its race days.
Archival material reveals a January 2, 1897 newspaper report on a two-day race meeting held in the December 1896, on a Monday and Tuesday, with prize money for the 11 races totalling 59 Sovereigns and big attendances for both days are noted.
Whilst prize money has increased over the years the jockeys’ weights have decreased.
A minimum weight of 10 stone was imposed by the promoters of the Miners Purse race.
The winning horse, Limerick, carried 10 stone 12 pounds.
On June 22, Eidsvold Race Club
Lyle Murray Our June race day will provide another great day of country racing.
Inc is offering $6000 over and above allocation, making it a $31,000 race meeting.
The focus of the day is on cattlemen, feedlots and studs.
The pursuit of excellence in cattle production is an activity of which Eidsvold and its surrounds is justifiably proud.
Competition in all aspects of prime and stud cattle entries at the annual Eidsvold Show are always well attended and hotly contested.
“Our June race day will provide another great day of country racing,” club president Lyle Murray said.
It will be a five-race program with Fashions on the Field, bookmakers for the local and southern races, bar, barbecue and canteen, a members’ draw and tote and a kids’ jumping castle. Table bookings are welcome. For more information contact Lyle Murray or Janelle Connolly.
FINISH IN SIGHT: Spectators cheer on their favourites at the Eidsvold Races.
Eidsvold Race Day is a family affair for Trudie and Liam Payne and their children.
Spectators move to the ring for a closer view of the race finish.
Eidsvold Race Days attracts people from all over the North Burnett and beyond.