Wondai ready to race at annual Anzac day event
RACES: The South Burnett Race Club are looking forward to the annual Anzac Day races in Wondai.
President of the club Jeff Wenk is looking forward to a great day of racing.
"It's important because it is our best race meeting of the year everyone comes to town and we get a good following and it has been our tradition for many years,” he said.
Wenk is hopeful there will be up to 50 horses racing at the meeting.
"We normally get really good fields and hopefully we can get our maximum numbers,” he said.
The Wondai Diggers' Club Cup will also be on the line.
The club is hoping it will be great weather for racing on Saturday after the clubs last race meeting in October was interrupted by wet weather.
"We normally have a big break from the Caulfield Cupto this one but we are all organised for the day and hopefullt the weather will be good,” Wenk said.
"It was touch and go and the track was pretty wet and we had to push the first race back half an hour but we had good racing that day.”
Horses will be lined up at the gates for the first race of the day at 1.30pm.
There will be five races decided throughout the day.
The day will start with an open handicap (1100 metres) follwed by a benchmark 65 handicap (1465m), QTIS benchmark 55 handicap (850m), class B handicap (1100m) and the maiden plate (1465m).
Admission is $10 and the fashions on the field theme is poppies and pearls.