You can bet on police being out in force during the races

Race-goers will be packing out the Eidsvold Race Course this Saturday.
Race-goers will be packing out the Eidsvold Race Course this Saturday. Matt Taylor GLA161217HORSE

RACES: Extra police will be on patrol for the Eidsvold Races this weekend.

Senior Constable Justin Staples, of Eidsvold Police, said it was going to be a scorcher and urged race-goers to be prepared.

"I'd like to remind people to stay hydrated and for people to look out for their friends and family as it will be a very hot day,” Snr Const Staples said.

The Eidsvold area will have extra police in town monitoring people's behaviour.

"We have extra police in town enforcing drink driving, drug driving and alcohol-fuelled violence,” he said.

"There will be a zero tolerance for alcohol-fuelled violence.”

The Eidsvold Race Club is celebrating a milestone with the 130th race club meet.

There will be numerous events throughout the day.

President Lyle Murray said it was going to be a great day.

"For people attending the races, they expect a great day of country racing - we'll also have children's entertainment to keep them occupied and after-races entertainment by Johnny Mac the DJ and a great day of Fashions on the Field,” Murray said.

He would like to thank all race sponsors as well as general club sponsors for showing their continued support for the Eidsvold Race Club.

The club will provide free bus trips from Mundubbera and Eidsvold to the race course, enticing people to attend and enjoy a great day out with family and friends.

The gates will open at 11am and the first local race is at 1.30pm. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners.

A variety of food will be available, with Kel's Catering and Piping Hot Pizzas, as well as Cravings Coffee and Ice Cream, at the venue on the day.

There will also be children's entertainment such as a jumping castle, the Lego tent and an afternoon of novelty events including hobby horse races, sack races, and egg and spoon races.

There are also plenty of camping spaces available with hot showers for those wanting to stay the night.

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