THE competition should be fierce with $1000 up for grabs in the open barrel race at the Cooktown Horsesports this Saturday.
The fastest horse across the line will win $500, with generous prizes for second and third, said Sarah Frew, the president of Cooktown Horsesports.
“Anyone can nominate for the open barrels if they have competed in the other events,” Ms Frew said.
“We have prizemoney for all categories, as well as some other great prizes like engraved Yetis.”
“Thanks must go to G&M Civil Contracting for their support.”
The family-friendly event is held in the arena at the Cooktown Racecourse, with nominations opening at 8am and gates open for spectators and others at 8.30am.
There will be a barbecue and soft drinks on sale, with camping and stables also available for competitors.
All competitors must be Cooktown Horsesports members, with nominations costing $30 for a family or $15 per person.
To pre-nominate or for more information email Ms Frew at [email protected] or phone 0447 296 319.