Tracey and John Maynard, Michael Christensen, James Irwin and Andrew Coppens certainly made a fashion statement at the Nanango Races on August 3 this year.
Tracey and John Maynard, Michael Christensen, James Irwin and Andrew Coppens certainly made a fashion statement at the Nanango Races on August 3 this year. Jessica McGrath

Head to Nanango track to see country racing at its best

IT'S SPRINGTIME in the South Burnett, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend the weekend than at the Nanango Races.

Nanango Race Club secretary Leisa Green said they are hoping for another successful event this Saturday.

"It's so great to see country racing alive and thriving in our area,” Mrs Green said.

"Over the years there has been less and less racing in regional areas.

"We are lucky enough to keep six races a year here at Nanango Race Club.

"We are expecting a big crowd with a few of our sponsors bringing along a few extra people.

"We are also looking forward to seeing the regulars amongst the crowds.”

While there will be plenty of action on the track, Mrs Green said she was most looking forward to seeing everybody in their colourful attire.

"We try to keep our themes in line with the current season,” she said.

"This time we chose a spring floral theme as we are still only a few weeks into the season.

"There will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

"We have our face painter back again for the kiddies.

"They always look so cute dressed up but then they are even cuter with their faces painted in different designs.”

Gates open at 10am and the first race of the day will start at 1.20pm.

Entry costs $10 for adults and $5 for pensioners.

A bus will take racegoers to the track. It will leave from Glendon St in Kingaroy at noon, and from behind the Fitzroy Hotel in Nanango at 12.30pm.

Race attendees will also be able to hitch a ride back into town when the bus sets off at 5pm.

For more information, visit the Nanango Race Club website.