Just 25 minutes from Ipswich in the country town of Marburg is one of only three surviving harness racing courses in Queensland.
The Marburg Pacing Association was formed back in 1982 as a place for people to run trials and has grown into a racing venue that now hosts 18 TAB meetings a year.
When those meetings fall on a Sunday or a public holiday the Pacing Association puts on a big family fun day offering kids activities like waterslides, face painting, markets, mini-trots and the opportunity to pat a pony after a race.
And hundreds often come out to witness the spectacle that is harness racing.
Not only is there top racing action on the track, and the opportunity to bet on a winner, but off-track there’s delicious burgers and $4 stubbies for sale.
Gates usually open at 11am with racing kicking off around lunch time.
Come a long to a race day and see the drivers taking the horses around the track, pick a winner and enjoy country hospitality at its best.
The Marburg Pacing Association is led by a committee of pacing enthusiasts that all volunteer their time for the love of the sport.
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Adults entry is $5. Pensioners and Members entry price is $3.