Large crowds expected as Yunta Gymkhana returns

A large crowd is expected to attend the 2022 Yunta Gymkhana & Bush Sprints on 30th April

It’s been two years since a major event has been held at the Yunta Racecourse – and there’s been some big changes!

A large crowd is expected to attend the 2022 Yunta Gymkhana & Bush Sprints on 30th April – and Yunta Race Club members will welcome all-comers with a packed day of fun and activity.

The annual event has seen the abolition of picnic races – and the inclusion of 300 metre bush sprints.

The gymkhana program has increased to 27 events, which will be run in four age groups, – with attractive prize money, ribbons and trophies in abundance.

The Yunta Race Club is enormously grateful to all sponsors, particularly considering the recent years of drought as well as the pandemic-triggered economic downturn.

From led events for the little tackers – to the excitement of the Double Texas Barrel Race and Four Horse Relay, they’ll be plenty of horse action. Most nomination fees have been eliminated, but all competitors are now required to pay a small insurance fee.

Three Bush Sprints (depending on nominations) will be run over 300 metres – and there’ll even be a Sprint Race for the gymkhana horses. Bush Sprint pre-nominations are requested and competitors are asked to phone the Secretary on 8650 5005.

Sheep Racing will surely be an entertaining crowd-pleaser – and there’ll be an AMAZING new activity for the kids which will keep them busy (or lost!) for hours!

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As well as the all-day catering and bar, there will be fun spectator events, children’s activities and an array of indoor and outdoor stalls. The Club now also boasts the convenience of an electronic payment system.

The day will end with a warming bonfire, a hot dinner and live music into the wee-hours by Cactus Jack.

The racecourse is located just west of Yunta adjacent the Barrier Highway (92 kms east of Peterborough) and offers a large camping area. Admission for the day (and evening) is just $10 for adults, $5 for aged-pensioners and teens – and free entry for the under 13’s.

See Facebook; Yunta Race Club for more information or phone the Secretary Ros Breeding on 8650 5005.

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