Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Yeppoon's Big Race Day Attracts 3000 to the Turf

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Yeppoon's Big Race Day Attracts 3000 to the Turf

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Byline: Madeline McDonald madeline.mcdonald@capnews.com.au

FROM a pile of destruction to one of Yeppoon's biggest race days.

The Yeppoon Turf Club received a significant amount of damage from Cyclone Marcia, causing thousands of dollars' worth of destruction, but on Saturday there was not a fault in sight with 3000 people turning out for the annual Yeppoon Race Day.

Yeppoon Turf Club president Greg Simpson said he was over the moon with the success of the weekend.

"It was so great to see so many people there enjoying the day," he said. "We worked right up until the day before the event to make sure the place was in the best possible condition following Marcia.

"We sustained a lot of damage and it's nowhere near finished as we still have a lot of trees down and damage done to buildings but it was great to see the club get back into the swing of things. Everyone was so well dressed and well behaved. It was great to see people of all ages at the event including a lot of young ones, it just really lifted the atmosphere. …

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