Racing fever in the air at Gayndah
Winter race meet gearing up for another celebration of races and fashion
THE mid-year Gayndah race meet is almost upon the North Burnett and club president Chris Seidner said people could expect a great day.
“All of our race meetings we want to have a family-oriented day where you can bring the kids and know they are safe, with plenty of space for them to play,” Mr Seidner said.
“It’s a great family day out.”
Mr Seidner said the support the races received from the local community was hugely important.
“The crowds are great supporters of the races and it’s just a good time for everyone to catch up with each other and at this time of year the weather should be fabulous,” Mr Seidner said.
“Everything is lining up for a great day.”
Entry to the races is $15 with children free, and gates will open at 11.30am.
Price of admission also includes travel to and from the race track.
“Included in the entry price is the fare for a cab to and from your home or any location back in town that you wish to go too,” Mr Seidner said.
“That way you won’t have to worry about a designated driver and you’ll be safely driven to and from the track.”
“We have got a five race program set down and the first race will be roughly around 1.30pm,” Mr Seidner said.
“We will also have full Sky coverage for the southern events.”
The race meet falls on a particularly important Saturday for Queensland racing.
“It’s Stradbroke Day, Queensland’s premier race day and because it is the running of that race, people are obviously interested in it,” Mr Seidner said.
“We should get a good crowd in... some people still like to come out here at this time of year.”
Mr Seidner said any chance to get dressed up and share the day with family and friends should be embraced.
“I think people always enjoy a reason to get dressed up and have a day out,” Mr Seidner said.
“I think that they are in for a wonderful day.”
Mr Seidner said the track came up well but a little of the forecasted rain would be good.
“Hopefully we get some of that,” Mr Seidner said.
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