Thirty corporate sponsors' tents lined up

Preparations are well under way for Saturday’s running of the Emmaville Sheep Races.

The vice-president of the organising committee, Lyn Schumacher, said: “We’re hoping for a great day.”

There are eight races, with the first one starting at noon. Each race has 16 sheep competing – or rather with their owners driving them on in competition.

It was rained off a year ago so the organisers are particularly keen to get it back on track and they say they have.

Money raised will go towards refurbishing the grand old courthouse as a social centre, with a grand opening penciled in for December..

Emmaville Sheep Races