About the Landor Races

Visitor info sheet 2017  The Landor Races are the Eastern Gascoyne Race Club’s traditional bush race meeting. The meeting is held annually in the third term school holidays (October) at the racecourse near Landor Station.

The meeting has a colourful history and truly outback flavour. In 1921 at a combined mustering camp, which was the custom in those days, a number of stockmen from stations in the area from Milgun, Mt Augustus, Mt Seabrook, Erravilla and Landor were having a day off. These men were resting and doing their washing when they started to argue about who had the fastest horse. Following discussions with interested parties from the surrounding stations, the EGRC was formed and the Landor tradition was born.

 

LANDOR 2017 SOCIAL CALENDAR

  Thursday 28th September
7pm Free sausage sizzle & get together in the bar area for early comers. sponsored
by Mick Davey, Geraldton. BYOG
  Friday 29th September
3pm Rider Nomination & Committee Meeting
3.30pm Declaration of Acceptors for Ladies Bracelet
7pm-12am Bar Opens & Two-up
6.30pm- 8:00pm Children’s Party ( Disco Fever) in the hall. Hosted by DJ Rev
8.30 pm Calcutta – Ladies Bracelet
9.30pm-12 pm Music, (if you’re really lucky some karaoke) & Dancing with DJ rev and a live band
  Saturday  30th September
9am- 11am A $1000 Barrel Race time trial with 10 fastest going into Monday’s final.
1:20pm Races featuring Ladies Bracelet
6pm- 8pm Bar closes Gymkhana nominations taken in Quentin Fowlers camp
9pm-  1am OUTBACK BALL (Neon Lights). Dance all night with  Longshots ,11 pm Mr Mulga & The Miniritchie Rose will be announced
  Sunday 1st October
8:30am Gymkhana – Under 14 girls & boys, 10 & under, lead-ons
1pm Gymkhana – Ladies & Gents
  Tug-of-War and desert dash for everyone, nominate a team at the time
6pm Declaration of Acceptors for the Elders Landor CupBar closes until 8:00pm
8:15pm Gymkhana Trophy Presentations
9:30pm Calcutta – Elders Landor Cup
10:30pm- 12am Young Ones Night – for under 30’s and any silly old buggers, Please do not drink and drive
  Monday 2nd October
12pm- 6pm Bar open
12:35pm- 4:45pm Races start featuring the Elders Landor Cup and race day Classic Dress Parade
2pm Final $1000 Barrel Race to feature during the afternoon
8pm- 12am Bar, two up and dancing
8:30pm EGRC Trophy presentation                 Farewell, till next year!