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WATCH: Boxing Day Races set to be big event on and off track

Salty's Boy is flanked by owner Ian Seeds and Jim Neill-Ballantine ahead of the Calliope Jockey Club Inc. 106th Gold Cup Meeting on December 26.
Salty's Boy is flanked by owner Ian Seeds and Jim Neill-Ballantine ahead of the Calliope Jockey Club Inc. 106th Gold Cup Meeting on December 26. Matt Taylor GLA131217RACES

HORSE RACING: Owner of 'Salty's Boy' Ian Seeds hopes the three-year-old gelding will replicate the form for the upcoming Calliope Jockey Club 106th Gold Cup Meeting on Boxing Day.

Jockey Mark Barnham rode 'Salty's Boy' to second place on November 25 in the 1000m Maiden Plate and Seeds said it was a good return after a break.

"He's just starting to come good since he's come back from a spell and he will be running this Saturday in Gladstone and see how he goes out here then," Seeds said.

He started out his love affair with the racing industry many years ago and that has not faded over the years.

"I just started mucking around with them as a young fella and been around horses all my life and into racing," Seeds said.

Seeds' horse will be just a part of a five race program on December 26 in an event which will also feature bookmakers on the course, a jumping castle for children, on-site camping and bar and food.

Calliope Jockey Club president Jim Neill-Ballantine said it will attract runners from all parts of the state.

"We will get runners from south and north and a lot from Rockhampton and Bundaberg of course as well as Ferguson Park," he said.

"We look forward to a good crowd and the grounds are in magnificent order and the track's had wonderful rain and track manager Bobby Lyle's been doing a good job on the track."

The day starts from 12pm and for further enquiries contact Margaret or Jim on 0400358945 and 0488748913 respectively.

Topics:  calliope races gladstone turf club gold cup meeting horse racing queensland