Saddle up for Calliope Races to enjoy Boxing Day flutter

RACE DAY: Roberta Spencer at the Calliope Boxing Day Races last year.
RACE DAY: Roberta Spencer at the Calliope Boxing Day Races last year. Tom Huntley

GLADSTONE'S last race day of the year has just passed, leaving many eagerly awaiting the Magic Millions in January, but the region is still in for one last treat before the year ends.

Calliope's last race day of the year, held on Boxing Day, December 26, will entertain those who are able to have a long break over the Christmas period.

Last year's four-race card saw female jockeys take the spoils in all the races; an unusual feat that the ladies will try to repeat again this season.

With the men out for their own glory and eager to make sure it does not happen again, the racing standard should be as high as ever at the Calliope track.

Plan your Christmas schedule with a trip to the track, for a family day out.