GREAT RACING: Conditions are favourable for some fast paced racing in Gayndah.
GREAT RACING: Conditions are favourable for some fast paced racing in Gayndah. Adam McCleery

Get ready for spring racing

SPRING is in the air and with it comes the Gayndah Spring Race Meeting on Saturday October 8.

Gayndah Jockey Club secretary Peter Strohfeldt said he expected a good turn out to the traditionally popular Gayndah Races.

"The crowds are very similar from the mid year meet to the Spring meeting, there is not a lot of difference except for the weather," Mr Strohfeldt said.

"Because it is a lot warmer the fashions on the fields tend to be a lot more colourful with the ladies wearing spring dresses."

"We are going to have the same amount of races we always do with five of them starting at 1.30pm, we never struggle with horse numbers so we always have good fields here in Gayndah."

The Gayndah track is generally rated well on a one to ten scale on track conditions.

"The track is looking pretty good, another shower before the meeting would be good because it's still just a little bit dusty on the home stretch," Mr Strohfeldt said.

"Our track is usually rated either a good three of a fast two, for example Melbourne tracks are traditionally wetter and sit up at a 9 or 10, I don't think we have had a race worse than a three," he said.

"A lot of the time the stewards will upgrade the track from a three to a two."

The faster the track the faster the racing action.

"We also have some very good facilities at Gayndah, including the bar and betting rink along with the tea room," Mr Strohfeldt said.

"We attract racers and trainers from all over come for the event."

Being a member of the Gayndah Jockey Club brings with it a few perks you can take advantage of.

"We have such a great membership base, being a member allows people to come into the race meetings and attend the presidents dinner," Mr Strohfeldt said.

"And they get to attend our Calcutta Event during the Melbourne Cup, there is a lot of fun to be had as a member."


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