Eddie Richards with his duck in training for the Corporate Duck Race to be held during Rivafest on Sunday.
Eddie Richards with his duck in training for the Corporate Duck Race to be held during Rivafest on Sunday.

Ducks, on your mark, get set, go!

EDDIE Richards reckons he has kept a close eye on the work of legendary horse trainer Bart Cummings, the Cups King, during the Spring Racing carnival in Melbourne.

And for good reason.

Eddie has a duck in training for the Corporate Duck Race on Sunday November 29, organised by the Rotary Club of Ballina.

Eddie, a Rotarian, said his duck hasn’t raced since last year’s Rivafest, where it ‘didn’t go too good’.

This year’s field will see a record 100 or so corporate ducks take to the Richmond River for the race.

Marshals have set the race for between 2pm to 3pm in the section of the river in front of Fawcett Park so the ducks can race with the tide.

Before the corporate ducks get wet, they will be judged in the Fashions on the Foreshore event, with a trophy for the Best Dressed Duck.

Entry for the Corporate Duck Race is $50, with proceeds going to Rotary community projects. Phone Tony Ellis on 0418 179991.

Meanwhile, entries are now available for 17th annual Great Duck Race where smaller ducks will hit the water after the Corporate Duck Race.

Punters will have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes offered by Wallace & Co and Gloria Jean’s, Ballina.

Tickets cost $2 and will be available on the day.



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