Burrandowan Races a hit
THE Burrandowan Races was a winner this weekend and not just for the horses.
The action packed 90th birthday meet saw five races with many fans returning to the track for the horses and the social scene that comes with it.
Jockey Lyall Appo was the day's star with two wins, one on Flinders Singa in the first race and another on Release Me in the fourth.
The first race had punters' attention with Flinders Singa leading to the post, but Terms and Heart of my Heart were heading home fast, luckily for fans Flinders Singa held on for the win.
Race two was an easy win for With Friends; and Gunsynd's Gossip columnist Ross Stanley said it was a stellar effort.
"He's a local and it was a great training effort because he hasn't raced in a year," Stanley said.
A fantastic ride in race three saw jockey Todd Banks take Miss Chancesxaar right from the back to the front for a crowd pleasing win.
It was tough luck in the fourth for Mini Maizing who led the competition from the gates, but lost out to Release Me, who took a big lead in the straight.
Shaun Baylis, on Promise Act, took home the bacon in race five after a very competitive run.
Boyng, Gold Record and Freekah were all in with a chance before Crows Nest moved in to take third after Gold Record came a nose behind second.
Off the track, the ladies and men complemented their hats and ties with glasses of bubbly.
The Kingaroy State High School band was a hit as were fashions on the field, where Michael Duff took out the title for the best dressed lad.
A barbecue and the tunes of South Burnett band Stunt Pig were enjoyed by those who stuck around for the evening's festivities.