The ever popular infamous Pinnacle Guinea Pig races are a classic part of the festival weekend. This is a great family event and attendees of all ages will enjoy it. The races attract guinea pigs from far and wide, to compete in not only flat racing but hurdles racing as well, on the hallow 10metre pinnacle track.
The Guinea Pig Races are on the Sunday of the Festival weekend, Sunday 12th June. Gates will open at 10.30am and racing will commence at 11.30am. Renown bush band "Franklyn B Paverty" from Canberra will entertain and delight the crowd with their Aussie folk music: a mix of songs, ballads and music with folk, country and rock influences. Other highlights will include Lions club BBQ, jumping castle, soft-serve ice cream van, wood-fie pizza, tea/coffee, home-made scones with jam/cream and bar facilities. Entry is $5 per adult children under 12years are free.
The racing is located at Milroy’ Hoctors Road Pinnacle 30 minutes north west of Grenfell. Well signposted from Main Street, Grenfell. Money raised is donated to local charities.
You can bring your own guinea pig to race or just observe. The number of races is dependant on the number of entries - every entrant will get to race their guinea pig. A short track is set up with grandstands for the visitors. Races are both sprint as well as hurdles races, with almost any trick in the book allowed to get your guinea pig to the finisher’s line first. Nominations close on the 31st May. Late entries will be excepted on the day, however will not appear in program. Early nominations are greatly appreciated. A gold coin nomination fee (payable on the day) per guinea pig.
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To nominate your guinea pig for the 2016 races please download the form here and email it to Madeleine.