‘Come race with us and safari the day away’ was the theme of this year’s Wean Picnic race meeting.

The committee has worked hard all year and had the course and grounds in tip top condition.

Trainers have groomed their horses and people have been organising their African safari costumes and picnic baskets.

Much to the disappointment of the committee and the community, the race meeting has had to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Licensee and loyal supporter of the Boggabri community, Britt Pool decided to come to the party and held a ‘Wean postponement safari party’ at the Commercial Hotel, so the community members who had organised their costumes would be able to wear them.

People were encouraged to wear their costumes and masks and enjoy listening to the music by Redneck Gentlemen.

Bar staff included Tarzan and a giraffe, while outside at the tables there were bananas, gorillas, chimps, Dr Livingston, Jane and many more.

The Wean Picnic Race Day is a family friendly day that caters to all parts of the community and it is also living history, being one of the last bush picnic race meetings.

The committee is working with Racing NSW to find another date.

Patrons are so lucky that they have venues that can operate within COVID-19 restrictions.

Restrictions were enforced and followed, with people only taking their masks off for photos.

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