Glenorchy gees up

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Organising committee member Bruce Douglas promises super weather for this Saturday’s annual Glenorchy Races. 

“It will be perfect – I’ve got it all sussed,” he says. 

The popular head-of-the-lake picnic race day, featuring 40 to 45 mostly farm horses, has been going since the early 1960s. 

“We think this is our 49th,” Douglas says. 

“We might have to have a bit of a knees-up next year.” 

Organised by the Lakeside Football Club, which unusually played a game of rugby last year, the races are a huge fundraiser for the Glenorchy community. 

“We give out way over 10 grand a year” Douglas says.

“Once we get the money in, people apply for funds.” 

The first of 10 races gets underway at 11am “Glenorchy time”. 

Douglas expects between 2000 and 3000 people. 

Entry is $10 for adults and children free.