The Wattle Flat
The Bronze Thong is back! Feb 18, 2017
in the interests of competitor and public safety, the WATTLE FLAT BRONZE THONG organising committee have decided to POSTPONE the event to Saturday the 18th February, 2017.
the track and grounds are badly Flooded due to abnormally heavy winter rain and with significant storm forecastswe have decided to move the event before it is too hard for our event entrants to change plans.
We thank you for your understanding, please email us with any concerns.
Hi everyone, we're excited to announce the race program and entry forms are ready to go, as well as the event rules and regulations... To find out more click here.
Our event partners are hugely important to us and the community, we thank them for the partnership celebrating the 2016 Wattle Flat Bronze Thong.
Special thanks goes to GJ Gardner Homes Bathurst, our primary event partner.
The 2016 Wattle Flat Bronze Thong is coming back with a new one day format 10am till late!
Horse racing, Live bands, Wood chopping, Ute muster, Calcutta goat racing, Novelty events and of course the
Thong Throwing championship!
Live music headlined by popular local band “The Works” to keep you dancing into the night! Stalls, BBQ and spit roast, food for the kids plus great coffee available all day and into the night! BYO alcohol.
Golfing not available for the Bronze Thong. Otherwise everyday, competitions Thursday/Sunday afternoons. Call Col Jones for more info on 63 377 069
For event info call Martin 0408 650 430, Kirsten 0413 058 667, or Paul 0458 829 438
Tickets $20. Under 16s free! VIP corporate areas available. Camping Saturday included. Friday night $5 per vehicle. Gates open for setup and equestrian from 7:30am. The Wattle Flat Golf & Equestrian Complex, Limekilns Rd, Wattle Flat.
See you there!
Saturday February 18, 10am till midnight.
The Wattle Flat Golf & Equestrian Complex.
Limekilns Rd, Wattle Flat, NSW 2795.
$20. Under 16s free.
Ticket includes bush camping space saturday night. Friday night camping an extra $5.
Where is the Bronze Thong?
The Wattle Flat Golf & Equestrian Complex, Limekilns Rd, Wattle Flat, NSW 2795.
Want to race?
Further information on the Bronze Thong can be found below.
Hi everyone, we're excited to announce the race program as below.
Race 1 - 400m - "The Wattle Flat Challenge" (horses within 20km of Wattle Flat Post Office). 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50.
Race 2 - 400m - "16 hands or less" (Horses Under 16 hands). 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50.
Race 3 - Distance TBC - "Pony Scurry" (Ponies Under 14.2 hands). Prizes TBC.
Race 4 - 500m - "Working & Paddock horses" (all breeds except Thoroughbreds, must be ridden in stock or western saddle). 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50.
Race 5 - 500m - "The Ladies Cup" (For our fairer side saddle jockeys). 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50.
Race 6 - 800m - "The Bronze Thong Cup" (Open to all). 1st $300, 2nd $250, 3rd $100.
Rules and Regulations
In the case of any dispute of rules, the Chief Steward’s decision will be final. The Bronze Thong Committee reserves the right to modify these rules, up to the day of the Bronze Thong. Copies of the rules will be displayed at the event.
1 - The Bronze Thong Committee reserves the right to cancel or alter any event or to refuse entry to an event without stating a reason
2 - The Judge’s decision will be final
3 - If 10 or more horses enter any event, heats will be held
4 - All riders must sign an Entry Form and Disclaimer before participating
5 - All riders must be aged 18 years and over (identification may be required)
6 - All riders must wear approved riding helmets and riding boots
7 - Any person who holds a trainer's licence, is a registered jockey, an apprentice jockey or track work rider is not permitted to race, or be associated with any horse competing
8 - Any person requiring medical or ambulance attention must bear any and all costs
9 - Any horse which is on a current stable return with the AJC Inc Is prohibited from racing
10 - Horses competing in Working and Paddock Horses Race must NOT be Thoroughbred horses. Horses competing in the Pony Scurry, must be
11 - All horses must be aged three years and over
12 - All horses must be unshod, or securely shod. Any loose shoes must be either tightened or removed before racing
13 - Whips are permitted ONLY in the Bronze Thong Cup Race and must not exceed 60cm and must include a 5cm flapper
14 - Racing saddles are permitted ONLY in the Bronze Thong Cup Race
15 - Horses competing in the Working and Paddock Horses Race must be ridden in stock/western saddles
16 - Spurs if worn, must be Pony Club type. Sharp rollers are forbidden
17 - All saddles, bridles and stitching must be in good repair
1 - All drivers and passengers will sign an Entry Form and Disclaimer before participating
2 - The Bronze Thong Committee reserves the right to cancel or alter any event or to refuse entry to an event without stating a reason
3 - The Judge’s decision will be final
4 - Drivers must hold a current full driver’s licence (no Learner drivers)
5 - Maximum of one passenger in the vehicle during the muster
If you would like to be a vendor, run a stall, sponsor the event or are just after more information, use the form below.