By Joclyn Newham
With only a couple of days until our Tullibigeal Picnic Raceday, the Tullibigeal community is in full swing preparing for the many visitors, excitement and fun of this fabulous annual event.
We are honoured to have Channel 10's reporter Hannah McGuire attend the races to help judge fashions of the field. We encourage all racegoers to don their best outfits, hats and fascinators.
This year we are excited to include Junior Race Goer (Girl and Boy), Little Miss Race Goer and Little Master Race Goer to our Fashion on the Field competition. Along with our regular categories including Most Elegant Lady, Most Stylish Female, Best Dressed Gent and Best Dressed Couple we have over $2000 in prizes available.
Committee President, Craig Tyack, said he'd like to thank our sponsors for their generosity which enables our wonderful fashions line up: “We have a lot of interest in the Fashion on the Field Competition and it is thanks to our great sponsors; H Soudens Furniture, Gunningduldrie Past Co, Karizma Hair and Beaute, Forbes Livestock, Armstrong Toyota and Matt Ray Farming that we are able to hold this event.”
Below: How country folk sing Advance Australia Fair - Tullibigeal picnic races style. Image by - Janian McMillan
On the racing side, a six-race program will be featured, with more than $24,000 up for grabs in prizemoney. Country Racing icon, Col Hodges will again be calling at our local races.
And for the fitter racegoers, the Newham and Son’s Golden Gum Boot Colts and Fillies Foot Race will be held following the horse races. Winners receiving $200 for this event.
Father and son duo, ‘Switch’ will start preforming at the conclusion of the final race and are sure to be an entertaining end to a successful day of racing. There are still seats available on the Lachlan Valley Railway diesel locomotive train so go to www.lvr.com.au to book your ticket.
President Craig Tyack said the day promised something for the whole family, with catering and entertainment for racegoers of all ages.
We have camping available on site or at the nearby Tullibigeal Pioneer Park camping area. Please remember there is no ATM available at the racetrack or in town. Gates will open at 12pm to the racecourse at the Tullibigeal Sport and Recreation Ground on Burgooney Rd and there will be a lockout from 7.30pm.
Racebooks will be available at the gate. Strictly no BYO and no glass permitted on the grounds with the full licensed bar to shut at approximately 7pm. Entry $15, pensioners $10 & under 16 Free.
We would like to thank our major sponsors; Dunk Insurance, Frampton Flat Feedlot, Andersons Tax and Investment Services, R McClintock and Co, Lake Foodworks, Wimmera Stock and Grain, Richard Worner Transport, West Wyalong Vet Clinic, Lachlan Agencies, Tyack Racing, Peter Maher Wool Services, Alan Rands Electrical, Elders, Sincock LVM and Suncorp
Join us for our own Little Randwick in the West - two hours west of Parkes!