News

Daily is ready to defend title

READY, SET: Daily Dalmatian hopes to take the Celebrity Cup for a fourth time this year.
READY, SET: Daily Dalmatian hopes to take the Celebrity Cup for a fourth time this year. Shannon Newley

A COMEBACK of epic proportions last year had Daily Dalmatian take out the much-coveted Buchner Family Celebrity Horse Race - an event second only to the Warwick Gold Cup - and the dog is looking for a back-to-back win this year.

The event is a part of the Friday night mardi gras celebrations for Rodeo weekend.

Daily took out the race in 2007 and 2008 before a couple of off-form years.

But he came back last year to take the trophy amid suggestions by Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Tracy Vellacott of "less than fair conditions" after coming last in his heat.

Yesterday Mrs Vellacott would not buy into comparisons to the Lance Armstrong doping scandal but said there were some advantages given to Daily.

"I think the race caller (Mal Sheard) may have handicapped the other competitors to no end," she said after the race last year.

There was no word whether or not 2010 winner Member for Southern Downs and Health Minister Lawrence Springborg would be on the starting line, but Mrs Vellacott said confirmed entrants include John Creed of Creed and Lang, Trigger the Horse and a "representative of WIRAC".

The physically demanding race has left some of the steeds in disrepair.

"Nev Yarrow from the Warwick Woodcrafters is going to be looking after them," Mrs Vellacott said.

Mardi gras kicks off at 5.30pm Friday, October 26.

The Buchner Family Celebrity Horse Race will start about 7.30pm. Look out for sweeps and a form guide in future editions of the Daily News. If you are keen to take on Daily, phone 4661 9073.

Topics:  horse race, warwick daily news




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Wilmot selected for Central Division

Action between Toowoomba and Wide Bay in the 47th Battalion Rugby League Carnival at Cities Oval, Roma on Sunday.

Jason Wilmot selected for the Central Division representative team.

Drafters converge

CUT OUT: Action from the 2105 Stanthorpe Campraft, with the 2016 event tipped to top the field.

The Stanthorpe Campdraft is set to return this weekend.

On your bike for talk

BREAKING BARRIERS: Jeremy Staples will be giving a presentation at the Stanthorpe Art Gallery on Friday night.

Guests are invited to take part in Positive Failures on Friday night

Latest deals and offers


Make Mum something special at Bunnings

Warwick families can make something special for their Mum at Bunnings tomorrow night.

Mother's Day family night at Bunnings tomorrow

Spectacular Crash as Corvette Flips at Drag Races

Corvette flips at 350kmh.

Driver walks away from 350kmh crash in Texas.

Star Wars: Force Awakens told in Emojis

Disney has released an emoji version of The Force Awakens.

To commemorate Star Wars Day, Disney releases emoji version of film on a smart...

NYPD join dance challenge

New York Police respond to NZ dance challenge.

New York's finest accept Kiwi dance challenge.

Mayor: confidence is key to filling empty shops

Former Destination Southern Downs business implementation manager Tracy Dobie has announced she will be running for Mayor. Photo Contributed

Dobie to lead economic development committee

Warwick commercial property market in ‘decline’

The old Mango camping store on Albion St is for sale/lease at the moment. It's been empty since late February after housing the camping business for 10 years.

Business confidence affects commercial property sales

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.