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4WD club takes on Mount Perry Races

4WD Mount Perry Races
Bundaberg 4WD Club members get ready to head out on the tracks at the Mount Perry Races. Photo: Contributed

The annual Mount Perry Races were held recently with Bundaberg 4WD Club members attending the event and making it a weekend out at the spectacularly located base camp at the track.

The recent dry weather made for firm track conditions and with a stiff breeze and cloud cover, the temperature made for a pleasant day at the races.

On site, bookies were on hand to take the eager punters' hard-earned cash as they bet on the local and away races that were beamed into the main betting area.

Club members volunteered to help unload the all-important supply truck before getting their race attire on.

Festivities scheduled were all go with ‘Fashions of The Field’ being one of the highlights.

The theme for this year was ‘Petals and Pearls’ with high-class attire on show and some club members going up for judging.

The popular ‘Kids Scamper’, ‘Jocks Plate’ and ‘Fillies Dash’ had the crowd lined up along the track to get a close look at the field.

Every year these events draw a multitude of entries, with heats needed to determine the winners.

It was great to see so many attempt to run the set distances.

4WD Mount Perry Races
Members of the Bundaberg 4WD Club enjoyed all the action at the annual Mount Perry Races. Photo: Contributed

Mark Lavender kicked off the afternoon’s musical entertainment with the crowd up on their feet to dance along to his tuneful talent into the night.

It was great to see so many people camped for the weekend to support the race club and the trainers that came from far and wide [to] put their horses through their paces.

Bundaberg 4WD Club members organised a drive out to a local private property on the Sunday morning to check out the tracks on offer before packing up and heading home.

Perfect weather, a great location and the excellent vibe of a country race day will bring people back again next year for a bigger and better event, it’s a great time!

Brad Praed
Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc.

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