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picnic races Line breaks: pic¦nic races

Definition of picnic races in English:

plural noun

Australian /NZ
A race meeting for amateurs held in a rural area.
Example sentences
  • It's provided good spirits for this weekend's Brunette Downs picnic races, although that immediate area is drier than most.
  • Already the regional clubs in the bush have been reduced to either non events or picnic races conducted with minimal support.
  • Coming from country Queensland, and with experience of jackarooing, Megan knew how to relate to cattle men, and having a hard head, could survive the days of rum drinking that were required on occasions like the picnic races.

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