IT is not very often the small Central Queensland township of Bluff gets to pin its name on the map but the Robbie Haynes Memorial Race Day is one of them.
Bluff Race Club spokesperson and Central Queensland race-caller Scott Power said the future looked bright for Bluff Race Day given the generous weekend crowd and strong betting in the Calcutta.
“The thing is to keep the racing going and to have the support like we had today, it goes to show that we are going to be here for a few more years to come yet,” Power said.
“It’s just a way of raising a bit of funds for the club,” he said of the Calcutta bidding.
“We only race once a year and it’s very hard to get by with just the one meeting,” Scott explained.
In the meantime all efforts will now be focused on keeping the course on track for 2012.
“They (the committee) spent a whole week out here getting things up to scratch. We’ll keep chipping away and keep all the facilities intact ready for next year.”
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