Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Kangaroos invade Hanging Rock races

# January 26, 2011 2:59PM

KANGAROOS have forced organisers to abandon the Hanging Rock Australia Day races in Victoria.

The first race was delayed twice and finally cancelled, along with the rest of the day's meeting, after a mob of kangaroos invaded the track.

One roo reportedly bounded down the home straight during the second attempt to run the race.

The Hanging Rock Racing Club holds only two race meetings a year - on New Year's Day and Australia Day - in a tradition going back more than 125 years.

The race track is at the foot of the famous Hanging Rock formation in the Macedon Ranges.

The area is famed as the setting of Picnic At Hanging Rock, a novel and subsequent film about the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and a teacher on an outing at Hanging Rock on Valentine's Day 1900.

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