Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival in Queensland
a sandy gallopHORSE lovers can lap up some racing action on the beach at Mackay in Queensland next month in August. About 10000, people are expected to attend the 2013 Mackay Airport Beach Horse racing Festival, in which a series of races are held on the tidal flats against the backdrop of the Whitsunday Islands.The event runs for four days from Thursday August 13, with the main event taking place on the Sunday 18. There will also be a “fashion on the sands” competition, jumping castles, clowns, face painting and Shetland pony racing for children and music from Caribbean, Latin and Mexican bands and a multicultural food court and wine bar will showcase Mackay’s cuisine. Other events include a charity golf challenge, stage show starring Rhonda Burchmore and a seafood and wine day. Free courtesy buses will run to and from the beach from the Mackay CBD.
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