24 January, 2024

Kilcoy set for Australia Day races

The Kilcoy Race Club is ready for a big day out this Friday as the club hosts its annual Australia Day race meet.

By Liam Hauser

Kilcoy set for Australia Day races - feature photo

Five gallop races, three mini trots and a series of sprinting races will ensure an action-packed day, and there will also be Kilcoy Gift professional sprint races for men and women.

The Brisbane Trumpeter will play before each gallop race, and there will be plenty of action off the racetrack as well.

There will be an Australiana fashions, as well as regular features including the members’ draw, bookmakers, pick the card, and raffles.

Patrons are reminded that food and drink can be purchased at the races but cannot be brought to the venue.

Following its most recent race meet on January 11, the Kilcoy Race Club was heartened to receive splendid feedback from Queensland Jockeys’ Association general manager Glen Prentice.

Mr Prentice said the jockeys from the January 11 event had asked him to pass on the message that they had never seen the Kilcoy track in better condition, while Mr Prentice also passed on a “well done” to the club for the way the track presented.

“Whatever you are doing, keep doing it because the jockeys said it was as good of a surface to ride on as anywhere in the state in recent times,” he said.

Upon receiving this feedback, Kilcoy Race Club chairperson Con Searle gave credit to the club’s track manager for his persistence and dedication to the track and surrounds.

Entry this Friday will be $15 at the gate or $10 if booked online.


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