Track proves breast
WITH the Melbourne Cup over for another year, horse racing fanatics now turn their attention to the 2011 Breast Cancer Race Day this Saturday.
Lockyer Race Club treasurer Mellissa Meldrum said the event held at Burgess Park in Gatton was a highlight on the calendar every year.
"If you're looking to be trackside for the ultimate country racing experience, wanting to dress to impress or looking for a fun day out with good old-fashioned country hospitality, then the Lockyer Race Club has just what you're looking for," she said.
"The event will highlight awareness of breast cancer and raise much-needed funds for the Breast Screen Clinic at Toowoomba Hospital where all mammograms and early detection services are provided for all women in the region of the Lockyer and Darling Downs.
"The Breast Cancer Race Day is without doubt one of the biggest social events of the year and have been a huge success and the goal is to raise even more funds in 2011.
"The 2011 Breast Cancer Race Day promises to be a fun celebration of life and will have a total pink theme from the champagne right through to the saddle cloths. There will be Fashions on the Field, as well as all the action trackside of a five-race program with bookmakers and the tote."
Gates open at 11am with free parking. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for aged pensioners. Children are allowed in free of charge. Under 18s must be supervised by a responsible adult.