Gayn­dah to cel­e­brate derby

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

VIS­I­TORS and Gayn­dah lo­cals will gather on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, to cel­e­brate the 150th an­niver­sary of the Queens­land Derby.

The main rea­son to cel­e­brate is the fact that Gayn­dah is the oldest jockey club in Queens­land, but it is also a chance to re­mem­ber the first Queens­land Derby which was held in Gayn­dah.

The day will have a sixrace pro­gram in­stead of the usual five races, due to the in­clu­sion of a 1900m race to hon­our the first Queens­land derby, which was held at this dis­tance.

Gayn­dah Race Club pres­i­dent Stu­art Kirk said the derby was a sig­nif­i­cant event for Gayn­dah.

“It’s not just about cel­e­brat­ing rac­ing but also the long his­tory of the event,” Mr Kirk said.

He hoped it would be a suc­cess­ful event for the com­mu­nity.

“All the ac­com­mo­da­tion is booked out,” he said.

Mr Kirk said that more than 800 peo­ple had shown in­ter­est in the event on Face­book but he hoped more than 1500 would at­tend on the day. There are two types of tick­ets for the event.

The first are mar­quee tick­ets which in­clude beer and wine, as well as food cooked by My Kitchen Rules win­ners Dan and Steph.

These tick­ets are $120 each and can be bought on­line, via the Gayn­dah Jockey Club Face­book page.

Gen­eral en­try tick­ets cost $25 and will be avail­able at the gate. Gates will open at 11am. There will be book­mak­ers on course dur­ing the day.

Food vans and bar fa­cil­i­ties will also be avail­able. A Fash­ions on the Field com­pe­ti­tion will also be held.


OFF AND RAC­ING: There will be a six-race meet to cel­e­brate the his­tory of rac­ing in Gayn­dah on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

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