Carrathool Horse Races
The town of Carrathool stirs and comes alive
In early February every year since 1883
The local work hard to get everything ready
Because the Bough Shed Races is the place to be.
The population swells from 99 to many-thousand head
Many come by bus, dressed from thongs to a feather in their hat
Under the river gum boughs the bar is really packed
This is the horse races that everyone must be at.
The sun can be hot and something it has rained
Jillaroo sprint and Jackaroo dash and fashions of the field
The cup is off, through the dust your eyes are strained.
Allen Wallet calls the race, the places confirmed
Some tear up their tickets, others queue to get paid
The Uardry Cup is presented to all the winning connections
The cup goes far away, another successful raid.
After the last race the live entertainment starts
Some head off home, but many camp and stay the night
Next morning bacon and eggs for breakfast
To make sure everyone can drive home alright.
So if you have an adventurous spirit
Put the Bough Shed Races in your plan of things to do
Come and enjoy yourself, but remember the locals
Who have worked very hard to put everything on for you.