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The Baker takes dough

ON THE MONEY: The Baker connections, Scott Power, jockey Justin Stanley, Raymond Williams and trainer Glenda Bell.
ON THE MONEY: The Baker connections, Scott Power, jockey Justin Stanley, Raymond Williams and trainer Glenda Bell. Contributed

New top liner

GLENDA Bell lined up at Callaghan Park in Rockhampton for the first time with her newest stable addition on Tuesday with The Baker.

The ex-Gosford NSW Angela Davis trained galloper, put the writing on the wall that Bell has another potential top liner in the stable after defying an alarming betting drift, easing from $1.60 out to $3.80.

The Baker charged home late to get the prize very impressively.

New Year's Eve

NEW Year's Eve celebrations can often fail to meet expectations but the year's final night can also turn out to be a memorable occasion - you just have to know where to go.

Whether it's one of the state's spectacular fireworks displays, a pumping Central Queensland nightspot or just a fun backyard babecue.

But take the tip here, the place to be in the Central Highlands will be Pioneer Park racecourse in Emerald, which will host regional Queensland's only New Year's Eve twilight race meeting.

The gates will open at 3pm and the racing action will kick off from 4pm with the last race jumping at 6pm in the afternoon.

Enjoy the afternoon with family or friends with five races run on the day.

Leon Roberts from the Emerald Jockey Club said the twilight racing concept was a first in Emerald Jockey Club's history.

The date was chosen to align with the New Year's Eve celebrations and it also allows the horses and jockeys to miss the scorching summer heat.

The racing will kick off proceedings for a massive night of entertainment the Club has planned, including a kids' corner with plenty of fun, food outlets for the whole family and live music with Kalesti and the Kollections rocking the night away till late.

There will be two fireworks displays, at 8.30pm and 12am. Admission is $10 which includes a race book.

Election promises

WITH last weekend's state election over, LNP member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is in front.

In speaking with Mr Millar earlier this week, he indicated that he would continue to fight hard to ensure country racing in the Central Highlands remained in good health.

The Labor government pledged, prior to the election, that it would also strongly support country racing in Queensland.

Several clubs in the Central Highlands are looking forward to the infrastructure grants from the ALP government.

They will be used for much needed upgrades at several Central Highlands race tracks.

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