Rac­ing fever in the air at Gayndah

Win­ter race meet gear­ing up for another cel­e­bra­tion of races and fash­ion

Central and North Burnett Times - - GAYNDAH RACES - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

FIRST PAST THE POST: Back a win­ner at the Gayndah track at its an­nual mid-year meet.

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