Cup draws in pun­ters

Race day event la­belled ‘high­light’ of Or­ange Fes­ti­val by vis­i­tors

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Bran­don Livesay bran­don.livesay@cnbtimes.com.au

PUN­TERS headed to the Gayn­dah Jockey Club af­ter the main street pa­rade on Satur­day.

The 2013 Gayn­dah Cup con­tin­ued its long his­tory at the his­toric race­course.

Syd­ney man Robert Va­jda made the jour­ney to Gayn­dah to visit friends and said the race day was a high­light of the Or­ange Fes­ti­val.

“I saw Black Caviar’s last race and you couldn’t even get near the track,” he said.

“And here you can walk right down to the fence and watch it up close.”

And de­spite be­ing dis­ap­pointed to lose more than he won from the book­ies, Mr Va­jda said he would love to come back.

“It’s awe­some, it’s a real coun­try race,” he said.

Five ac­tion packed races kept the pun­ters en­ter­tained and the crowd stayed long af­ter the last race to party.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

AT THE TRACK: The Hash House Har­ri­ers visit from Fern­vale.

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