Morven Race Club to host a second meet this year
RACING It's been nearly 20 years since the Morven Race Club held two meets in one year, but this weekend that's about to change.
As part of Racing Queensland's Celebration Series, the Morven Racing Club has been granted an extra meet for the year.
Race club secretary Lyn Cadzow said an extra race meet was given to one country club from each region across the state.
"We were lucky to be given the race this year for the Downs region of which we are a part," Ms Cadzow said.
The first meet of the year on Saturday will have a six race line up with distances from 1000m to 1400m and include $45,000 in prizemoney across all races.
"Having a second race meeting for the clubs helps to bring income into the community and the opportunity to get together and utilise our facilities and socialise as a community," Ms Cadzow said.
"It also promotes country horse racing across the region."
The races on Saturday will feature an Anzac Day theme to kick start the Centenary of Anzac celebrations.
"We wanted to acknowledge the sacrifice that our servicemen and women have made throughout the years," Ms Cadzow said.
Horses will jump out of the barrier gates at 1pm for the first race, however this meet won't feature any fashions of the field.
Ms Cadzow said these races are all about the racing.