Country racing at its best!

Conor MacGillivray and Holly Mace. Photo supplied.
Conor MacGillivray and Holly Mace. Photo supplied.

A mainstay of Queensland’s country racing calendar for more than a century, the Hibernian Race Day is one of the best country race days in the state.

Crowds flocking to Beaudesert racecourse on 6 May will enjoy a full day of racing and family friendly entertainment, as well as supporting the great work of the Rural Doctors Foundation, a charity led by rural GPs including President, Beaudesert’s Dr Michael Rice.

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.

For an additional fee race goers can experience an exclusive luncheon.

A two course locally sourced meal by Lara from Flutterby Gourmet Creations will be served with racetrack views and to the transcendent tunes of recent Tamworth Country Musical Festivals ‘Most Promising Future Star’ winner, Laura Frank.

This is all kicked off with a glass of local bubbly.

Raffle prizes galore and a stunning floral auction by Jimboomba local, Ami from ‘To Forage and Find’ are all part of the exclusive luncheon package.

For those enjoying general admission, “the yabby races are one of the highlights of the day,” Hibernian President, Mr Kelly said, “as well as the large jumping castle and face painting for the kids”.

Bus transfers from Brisbane are also available with gates opening at 11.30am and the first race about 12.30pm.

All funds raised will help the Rural Doctors Foundation make a difference in rural and remote communities through the purchase of vital medical equipment, delivery of mental health services and programs connecting Indigenous youth.

The Beaudesert Hibernian Race Day has raised well over $1 million for charities.

General admission tickets are $10 per adult, with pensioners and children under 18 free.

Tickets to the exclusive luncheon are $100.

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