Burrandowan Picnic Race Club
|Region:||South East Queensland Country|
|Postal Address:||PO Box 49
|Telephone:||(07) 4164 8147|
|FAX:||(07) 4164 8147|
|Facilities Track:||Bar, luncheon booth, stables, bookmakers, grandstand, BBQ in evening (on open pits), live bands, camping, breakfast.|
|Facilities Town:||Motels, peanut silos, tourist info centre, wineries, golf clubs, RSL.|
|How to get to race track:||Follow signs from Kingaroy and Kumbia. Buses available from Kingaroy (bookings essential).|
|How to get to town:||3 hours north west of Brisbane, 2 hrs north of Toowoomba. 60km west of Kingaroy.
|History:||The club began 70 years ago with a handful of interested members. The club raced grass-fed horses that were also used for stock work on a rough track. Interest grew and a permanent track was constructed at the present site in Chahpingah Reserve, which included a school and country nurse facilities near by.
The club has grown over the years. Crowds of 4000 people used to attend but numbers gradually dwindled. There is now a renewed interest, much to the delight of current members. Membership has increased. Many new members are most welcome.
|Racing Information:||1071AM, 4TAB
South Burnett Times, Toowoomba Chronicle