Raphiel Lafaele leads a small group in the cadet 9P class at Sandy Creek Raceway last weekend.
Raphiel Lafaele leads a small group in the cadet 9P class at Sandy Creek Raceway last weekend. Gerard Walsh

No vacancy signs mean visitors lap up Warwick

Horse Power with Gerard Walsh

THERE have been a lot of no-vacancy signs up at motels in town which highlights the work of volunteers who bring motorsport to Warwick at Morgan Park and Sandy Creek raceways.

Now Jumpers and Jazz is on and there are visitors galore which means money coming in to a town which has been hard hit by drought.

The Porsche Car Club will be at Morgan Park on Saturday for sprints action. Admission free.

Rodeos up north

THE Northern Run in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association resumes on Saturday at Taroom.

Warwick riders nominated include the three Eastwell brothers, Wade, Mitch and Brock, Jeff and Shellie Miller, and son Kobe, Kylie Hancock and saddle bronc rider Michael Maher.

All eight will be aiming for placings to boost their chances of qualifying for the Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals.

Trainers active

I DROVE past Allman Park racecourse about 10.30am Thursday and saw a lot of trucks parked in the paddock.

That means there are plenty of horses being trained and the odds are some will be in action at the next Warwick Turf Club meeting on August 20.

The Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup meeting is on October 12 and then the Boxing Day Races on December 26.

Shepherd success

WELL done to Warwick polocrosse club member Cameron Shepherd who coached an Australian junior team to a 3-0 series win against New Zealand in Narrabri last weekend.

Earlier this year, he was assistant coach of the Australian team which won the Adina Polocrosse World Cup.