Australia rode on the sheep’s back for many years and over the weekend the Burrangong Picnic Race Club did the same, replacing horses with sheep for their annual race meeting.
“I was surprised at the crowd – I think the day really helped, it was a beautiful day and with the music going we couldn't get rid of anyone,” club president Tom Wills said.
“It was good to see everyone still come out for the day and enjoying themselves.”
While crowd numbers were down, Mr Wills said the attendance was still between 1200 to 1500 people.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy the sheep races, it was a bit of a different spectacle,” he said. “It was a big relief to see everyone flooding in when the gates open, dressed up, and continuing to come during the day,” he said.
Each charity received around $300 each from the six races.
“It was pretty competitive to get a ticket in the sheep races,” Wills laughed.
Harriet Nation was probably the happiest person there winning the golf ball drop.
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