Fam­ily fun and horse races

Some­thing for ev­ery­one at Mt Perry

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THE Mt Perry Races or­gan­is­ers are fo­cused on mak­ing the event as fam­ily friendly as pos­si­ble, and this year is no ex­cep­tion.

Mt Perry Race Club mem­ber and event or­gan­iser Joy Jensen said the em­pha­sis on fam­ily time was a big part of the race day.

“We want to look after them and make the day as en­joy­able a day as we can,” Mrs Jensen said.

“We found a very good spon­sor who is pro­vid­ing all the chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment, such as the jump­ing cas­tle and mini train rides which will both be free for the kids.

“We will also have an area des­ig­nated for the chil­dren where par­ents can be as­sured they are happy and en­joy­ing them­selves and be­ing well looked after.”

Any chil­dren un­der 18 can en­ter the race course for free, while tick­ets for ev­ery­one else are $10.

“We are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come and en­joy the day, we pro­vide food, drinks, the shade, what­ever peo­ple need and hope­fully that can keep them com­ing back each year,” Mrs Jensen said.

“We will also be hold­ing a high tea mar­quee for $40 a per­son which in­cludes a glass of cham­pagne and a large se­lec­tion of cold and hot savouries and desserts.

The safety of the course pa­trons is of the ut­most pri­or­ity to the Mt Perry Race Club and free camp­ing on site will again be avail­able.

“Once again we look after the safety of our race go­ers and also want to en­sure they can en­joy the whole week­end,” Mrs Jensen said.

A new event will also be­gin this year to co­in­cide with the tra­di­tional jocks plate.

“This year we are start­ing the Gold Pan Dis­cuss which will hap­pen be­tween the jocks plate and the live evening en­ter­tain­ment,” Mrs Jensen said.

“This one is be­ing spon­sored by the Mt Perry Gen­eral Store and was in­spired by the Dingo Trap Throw from the Emer­ald Races.

“We thought that with Evo­lu­tion Mine out here the gold pan would be a unique event.”

The Bar­gara Brew­ing Com­pany will also be on site to of­fer some of its bou­tique beers in­clud­ing Drunk Fish and Thirsty Tur­tle.

“They are do­ing very well out there and are bring­ing their beau­ti­ful craft beers to the track for us,” Mrs Jensen said.

A live band will take over after the races to en­ter­tain the crowds long into the evening.

The Mt Perry Races is on Satur­day, Novem­ber 12 with gates open from 11am.

For more in­for­ma­tion you can con­tact Belinda on 4156 3969.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

RACE DAY: Mt Perry of­fers a great at­mos­phere for all ages and the next race day is this month.

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