McKinlay Races 27 June 2009

Submitted: Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 00:38
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This morning we left Cloncurry en route to Kynuna to spend the night. Coming in to McKinlay we noiced a sign advertising the annual race meeting. Being a man with a passion for bush racing we called into the McKinlay Roadhouse where Ross informed us it was the largest bush race meeting in Western Queensland with a croud of 500-600 expected.

Turned around & came out to the race track meeting Angela, the Club Secretary, who said we were welcome to set up camp & use the facilities (showers & toilets). Great spot.

If any BT's are passing through the area we reckon it will be a great day & night. There are seven races (about 80 acceptances), five bookies after races entertainment etc.


PS to Gadget - we have found a heap of gidgee!
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Reply By: Turist - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 02:20

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 02:20
Quote "PS to Gadget - we have found a heap of gidgee!"

He'll only burn it Andy.

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Follow Up By: F Troop - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 20:53

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 20:53
Now now don't be like that.
But very true, he he
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Reply By: Quicksilver - Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 07:37

Saturday, Jun 27, 2009 at 07:37
If only we were on the road and in the area, we'd join you. With our name being McKinlay it would be a hoot. The town was named after a distant relative - an explorer by the name of John McKinlay ( that's our claim to fame & we're sticking with it)
And a bit of trivia - the pub was the one featured in the film "Crocodile Dundee" it was renamed the "Walkabout Hotel" for the movie.

Would appreciate you letting us know if it is a town worth visiting when the races are on. (Don't think there's much happening any other time of the year)

Have fun & hope you have a win or two.

Dave & Denice
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Follow Up By: Andy1 - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:21

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:21
Dave & Denice

It was a great meeting. Plenty of van room, good facilities & great people. With the exception of one race all horses ran pretty well to exposed form. Certainly the best remote bush meeting, and we have been to quite a few, in our experience.

We will certainly try to go again next year on our way back from the Roper.

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