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Local race days back on

RACEDAYS: Country racing is set to return to the Atherton and Mareeba turf clubs after the easing of restrictions. PHOTO BY PETER ROY.

LOCAL race clubs have confirmed that patrons will be welcomed back to their upcoming race days, after the easing of restrictions across the state.

Racing Queensland (RQ) announced that with the approval of Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, the raceday restrictions limiting participants to their allocated regions have now been lifted.

As part of COVID-19 restrictions, RQ earlier this year implemented regional racing areas in Queensland and put a ban on patrons at racedays.

In welcome news for racegoers, a limited number of patrons can now enjoy a day at the races again.

The Atherton Turf Club announced their next raceday will be held on Saturday, July 18, with patrons required to book in advance to secure their spot.

Patrons will need to either email promotions@athertonturfclub.com.au or PM their Facebook page with your name, phone number and how many people are attending.

Meanwhile Mareeba Turf Club also annouced at the weekend that their biggest race meet of the year, the Mareeba Annuals, will be held on Saturday, September 5, with book- ings also required.

For more information and to book email mareebaturfclub@bigpond.com

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