Yunta abolishes Gymkhana Nomination Fees
|Yunta abolishes Gymkhana Nomination Fees - 21st Apr 2017|
Yunta abolishes Gymkhana Nomination Fees|
Large fields of gymkhana competitors are expected at the 2017 Yunta Picnic Races & Gymkhana on Saturday 29th April, following the abolition of nominations fees for gymkhana events. The Yunta Racing Club President Warren Breeding said that the Club appreciates the efforts of entrants in preparing, training and transporting their horses to compete for over $12,000 in prize money, trophies and ribbons.
The financial support of sponsors has enabled the Club, to offer excellent prize money and trophies over the years. 2016 saw an increase in prize money on some of the six races, with the 1400m $5,000 Yunta Cup continuing as the feature event.
Gymkhana events are run in four age groups and the Yunta Racing Club hopes to see an increase in young competitors this year. All but the Double Texas Barrel Race will be contested without nomination fees paid. The Double Texas Barrel Race carries $700 in prize money and leads onto the five fastest qualifiers battling it out for another $500. Official timing gear will be used in these spectacular contests at the Yunta racecourse, adjacent to the Barrier Highway just west of township.
There will also be plenty for raceday visitors to enjoy off the track. The Yunta Races maintains a good reputation in the 'fodder' department; with the steak sandwiches being a long-standing attraction. The all-day kitchen offers a wide range of food and drinks culminating in roast dinner being served at sunset.
The Coffee Box will be serving hot drinks outside the clubhouse kitchen, whilst the bar serves the usual range of refreshing drinks.
Trade displays will offer information and a range of goods including country clothing, crafts and condiments. RFDS and NRM displays will add further interest.
A bouncy castle, fairy floss and running races will thrill the children, while RICE (the Remote and Isolated Children's Exercise) will provide supervision and lots of fun activities for the little folk.
After dark, the fabulous 'Ramshackle' will belt out their country rock music. Whilst many cowboys and cowgirls carve up the dance floor others will relax around the warming fire, reflecting on another great day at the Yunta Racecourse.
Admission for the full day (and evening) is $10 for adults and teens, (Under 12's free admission). Overnight camping is permitted at the course but dogs and byo drinks and glass are prohibited on raceday.
The Yunta Racing Club is indebted to it's many ongoing sponsors and continues to support community projects and several charities with annual donations from raceday profits.
See Facebook for updated info, or phone the secretary on 8650 5005.
The Yunta racecourse is located on the Barrier Highway 160 kms north east of Burra, 90 kms east of Peterborough and 200km west of Broken Hill.
Camping is permitted: showers and toilets on site. No dogs or BYO alcohol on raceday.
Roslyn Breeding, Secretary
Yunta Racing Club Inc.
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