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Spectacular race day

Spectacular race day

A huge crowd of enthusiastic racegoers descended on picturesque Canni Creek last Saturday for the running of the annual Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club picnic races, highlighted by 137th running of the historic Buchan Cup. 
People travelled from Melbourne and all over Gippsland for the day with several former locals making the pilgrimage back from interstate to partake in the fun and festive atmosphere of what is fast becoming East Gippsland’s number one race day.
Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club secretary, Ian Dunkley, was delighted with the day, with the second highest crowd ever in attendance. 
“It was an excellent day, everything ran like clockwork, making it one of the best days ever,” Dunkley said.
Saturday’s crowd has only been topped in recent years by the return to racing after bushfires devastated the region.

IMAGE: It was all action in all facets at the annual Canni Creek Picnic Races hosted by Buchan and Gelentipy Racing Club last Saturday. The second largest crowd ever recorded attended the popular race meet, a large contingent of those battling it out for a prize in the kids lolly drop.

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