Aquis Beaudesert hosts Aussie Day race meeting

Scorching conditions failed to deter hundreds who made the most of their day off work at Aquis Beaudesert’s Australia Day Public Holiday Raceday.

Racing manager James Cable said a full car park and betting ring were sure signs that the event had been well-received by locals and visitors alike, and the Beaudesert Race Club was moving in the right direction.

Cable said a strong contingent of trainers led by Eagle farm’s Chris Munce had made the trip down from Brisbane to take on names such as Stewart Kendrick from the Sunshine Coast, and a bevy of locals.

Attendees kept the fluids up and wherever possible they relaxed in the shade savouring the sounds of musician Jeremy Sheppard.

The kids enjoyed face painting and a range of Aussie activities, including the thong throwing contest.