Brisbane’s annual Ekka Race day is due to take place at Eagle Farm racecourse this Wednesday August 17, 2011.
The Ekka Races take place on a public holiday in Brisbane, allowing all the city’s residents to attend the track.
With the first race set to jump at 12.10pm (AEST), doors will open at 10.30am for a day full of quality racing, fashion and entertainment.
The day incorporates the best features of the much loved Ekka along with the thrill of horse racing by featuring live music and DJ’s, as well as carnival rides and a sideshow alley.
The Ekka Races are once again set to masterfully combine the party atmosphere of a festival with the classic racing backdrop of race days such as the Melbourne Cup.
As well as the unforgettable entertainment on track, the 2011 Ekka Races will be home to a number of competitions offering great prizes.
Tickets for this year’s event can be purchased online or at the gate, with patrons able to choose from general admission, Member for a Day or Bundaberg Five Marquee passes.