Green light for Jundah Races

Ready and racing…horses will return for a dusty day at Jundah for the town’s annual race meeting in September.

Held at the town’s racecourse, 218kilometres south-west of Longreach, the Jundah Races is considered a regionaltreasure for many due to its outback atmosphere and enthusiastic racegoers.

Jundah Race Club president, DanPittman, said while he and the committee had a lot of work to do, announcing adate was a very positive move.

“It was a really good feeling,” MrPittman said. “We didn’t expect the races to go ahead, but we are still takingit day by day.

“We still have stuff to sort out likethe fashions and entertainment, but we are more than happy to go ahead and wehope this will bring optimism to the racing industry.”

Barcoo Shire Council Mayor, SallyO’Neil, believes this is a step in the right direction for the shire and itssurrounding areas.

“Having the Jundah Races go aheadthis year will pick the community spirit up as we’ve all had a quiet socialexperience during Covid-19,” Cr O’Neilsaid.

“Hopefully, it will draw somevisitors from outside the region and be a good injection to the Barcoo Shire economy.”