Want to race?

Further information on the Bronze Thong can be found below. 

Entry forms can be downloaded here.


Race schedule!

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.

Events
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

Riders
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

Horses
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

Equipment
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

Ute Muster
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