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Maxi Races returns after two-year standstill | Queensland Country Life

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The Maxi Races committee are excited to be returning to the track this weekend after a two-year standstill.

For the first time since 2018, horses will return to the bush track at Maxwelton (50 kilometres west of Richmond) for their annual event of the season on Saturday, April 10.

Maxi Races has seen a string of back luck over the last few years having to continuously postpone three of the past four events.

In 2017 the races were switched to Mount Isa Race Club after officials deemed the Maxi track unsafe – a fate that befell Boulia races at Easter this year.

Then 2019 witnessed the unprecedented north west floods and 2020 was hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the unfortunate run of events, Maxi Races vice president Megan Easton…



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