Alpha’s showpiece race day returns
ALPHA race club president Kevin Wiltshire is hoping for another massive turnout for the club's once-a-year meeting on June 25.
Alpha Jockey Club will host their annual race day, which is Alpha's social day of days; a yearly reunion for locals and ex locals and will coincide with a big weekend of activities in Alpha starting with the big Alpha Cup calcutta on Friday night at the Alpha golf club.
Kevin Wiltshire and treasurer Rob Bauer and their hard working committee have worked extremely hard to get the Fordham Park racecourse grounds looking an absolute picture in readiness for the big day.
A showpiece day of country racing and entertainment will be on offer, with a highly competitive fashions of the field competition.
The Alpha races lays claims to be one of the richest if not the richest in prizes for fashions of the field in regional Queensland with over $10,000 worth of cash and prizes.
A well-stocked bar will be operating on the day and a canteen.
Children's entertainment including a jumping castle and merry-go-round will be in operation in to early into the evening andlive band Kallesti & The Kollection will perform after the races to keep patrons entertained till late.
A gold-coin donation for buses are being run by the club before and after the races into the centre of town.
Gates will open at 11am and a lucky gate prize will also be on offer and a big recovery breakfast on Sunday morning.
More than $77,500 worth of prize money will also be on offer making it one of the Central Highlands richest race days to ensure a high calibre of racing with the leading Central Queensland stables of Todd Austin, Glenda Bell, Tom Button and the Miles magician Bevan Johnson being represented. It will be a six card meeting. The feature event of the day, the $20,000 Alpha Cup Open Handicap over 1700m, which will attract a high quality field of milers stayers the other feature the Belyando bracelet worth $12,500 over 1000m will be sure to attract a field of top tier sprinters.
The $15,000 QTIS maiden handicap over 1000m will also attract a quality field with the big $5000 QTIS bonus on offer be sure to make it out to the Alpha races.