Booleroo Sheep Races set to support and entertain

On the run again

On the run again

Mid North locals are set to again fill the Booleroo Centre Oval to cheer on their favourite sheep all in the name of fun.

After its success in 2016, the Booleroo Centre Sheep Races will return to the town on April 8.

Money raised at the event goes back into Booleroo Centre projects, while the gold coin entry fee will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

After raising $11,000 for the Booleroo Centre Community Development and Tourism Association last year, the 2017 event is set to be bigger and better according to race committee member Alice Nottle.

“It is something different away from sport or the pub ... to help generate community spirit,” Mrs Nottle said.

Young children and those young at heart will be kept entertained with a bouncy castle, bubble soccer, laser skirmish, face painting and a petting zoo.

A gumboot throwing contest and a three-legged race will test the skills of those looking for a novelty challenge.

A fashion parade and fashions on the field will also take place, giving locals the perfect excuse to look sharp track-side.

The traditional sheep racing will take place, with six races comprising of 10 sheep each, providing a unique spectacle for all ages.

Each race will give punters the opportunity to back a winning sheep, with cash prizes on offer for each race.

The top two sheep from each race will then face off in the final with cash prizes on offer for first, second and third placings.

All sheep will be auctioned following the races, with proceeds funding Booleroo Centre projects.

With food and bar facilities all day, the event provides the perfect opportunity to support two great causes.