QT: Car giveaway revs up Labour Day races
IPSWICH families are invited to celebrate the last day of the school holidays in style at one of Ipswich’s most popular racing events.
Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching said the ninth annual CFMEU Labour Day Races celebrated 100 years of the Miners’ Federation.
“This year we’re being sponsored by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CMFEU) so we’re offering the Miner’s Centenary Anniversary Cup,” he said.
“They held Miners Union Sports days 100 years ago at the Bundamba race track which featured the game of quoits.”
Mr Kitching said this year’s event would use the mining theme to offer racing fans the chance to win a brand new car on the day.
“In keeping with this year’s theme of celebrating 100 years of the Miner’s Federation, five patrons who enter the ‘Win A Car Competition’ will be drawn after race six to compete in a game of quoits,” he said.
“This competition is something completely different from anything that has been done at the Turf Club before. Someone will definitely leave the event with a new car.”
Mr Kitching said the free entry and activities on offer at the races made the event a popular choice for families.
“The fairground this year will have the usual fun entertainment for the kids such as face painting, fairy floss, rides and an animal farm as well as a visit from Gecko’s Wildlife,” he said.
“It’s a great opportunity for families to get out and give the kids a bit of entertainment on the last day of the school holidays while parents can relax and enjoy a day of live racing.”
Mr Kitching said the event attracted about 4000 people last year and he hoped to see even more Ipswich families attend this time around.
The CFMEU Labour Day Races will be held on Monday with gates opening at 10.30am.
For more contact Ipswich Turf Club on 3282 1500.