Article & image by Bill Poulos
Picnic race club officials at Moree, Mallawa and Talmoi – bush racing’s Golden Triangle – are dusting off the saddlecloths and preparing for another chapter of grass-roots thoroughbred racing across the black-soil plains.
It is a celebrated carnival that has gone largely uninterrupted for more than 100 years, and horses, trainers, jockeys, owners and spectators are again expected to flock to this year’s edition.
Moree, with its huge focus on Fashions on the Field opens the 2018 Golden Triangle on Saturday (26th May). Mallawa, boasting a brand-new undercover entertainment area, stages the middle leg on Saturday 9 June at its unique horseshoe-shaped track about 75km west of Moree.
Then Garah, a small village on the Carnarvon Highway about 50km north-west of Moree, wraps up the carnival on June 23 at its historic Talmoi Racecourse.
There will 18 races across three meetings – perfectly spaced two weeks apart – with thousands of dollars’ worth of prizemoney and trophies on offer.
There will also be lucrative cash bonuses for trainers and jockeys as well as cash incentives for jockeys travelling vast distances to ride at all three meetings.
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