The Hibernian Charity Race Day returns to Beaudesert with a bang, and a new worthy beneficiary.
Crowds flocking to Beaudesert racecourse on 30 April will enjoy a full day of racing and family friendly entertainment, as well as supporting the great work of the Rural Doctors Foundation.
A mainstay of Queensland’s country racing calendar for more than a century, the annual event has raised well over $1 million for charities including RACQ Lifeflight, Cancer Council Queensland, the Blue Tree Project and Scenic Rim Rural Fire Brigades.
Dr Dan Halliday, Chair of Rural Doctors Foundation, said the Foundation exists to give people in rural and remote regions better access to lifesaving healthcare.
“As rural doctors and community members, we care deeply about the places where we live and work,” he said.
“Together, we’re creating meaningful change to give people a better chance at health in our regions.”
As well as a full eight race card, a bumper line-up of entertainment is scheduled including Fashions on the Field, a jumping castle and the always popular yabby races.
Beaudesert Hibernian Race Club President, Tim Kelly said the yabby races are a quirky event that get the whole crowd involved.
“The yabby races are one of the highlights of the day,” Mr Kelly said.
“It’s quite a spectacle, often the cheering is just as loud as when the horses pass the post.”
Premium tickets for the day are available for $150 which include racecourse entry, high tea and first drink, and bus transport from selected locations.
For premium ticket bookings and more information about these packages, visit ruraldoctorsfoundation.org.au/race-day or contact the Rural Doctors Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3039 0011.
Gates open at 11am with the first race about 12.30pm.
Tickets are $10 per adult, with pensioners and children under 18 free. Entry tickets are available at the gate.