The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Advertising Feature - WORDS//

Coun­try rac­ing was at its finest on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, for the Great North­ern Ho­tel Bill Daw­son Me­mo­rial Cup at the Gor­don­vale Turf Club. The blue skies made for a per­fect back­drop against the 2000 race­go­ers wear­ing bright spring colours to the an­nual Cup Day.

This pop­u­lar event is not just for the fash­ion­istas. Pa­trons in­cluded back­pack­ers and farm­ers who treated them­selves to a rare day off. Bill An­der­son has at­tended this lo­cal race meet since he was 15 years of age. Bill told us what keeps him com­ing back: “The beer is al­ways cold and peo­ple are al­ways nice.”

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