Crow's Nest, Queensland- the home of worm racing in Australia.
Running three race programs each year,
Crow's Nest has to have worm racing covered. Called "
down-to-earth sport", worm racing has got a wriggle on in
the picturesque town just north of Toowoomba.
Crow's Nest Community
Festival, worm races are held at the Lions Club function, at
the breakfast in the park, and of course at the annual Crow's Nest
YOU are invited to race a worm
on Crow's Nest Day.
Either bring your own, or we have
specially bred and trained racing worms for you to use.
As many people you talk to after the
worm races will not believe that you raced a worm,
are awarded to all participants.
Look out for the
Best Baits worm
racing form guide for the
Perseverance Cup, run over an 18
inch circular course. Worms are auctioned for
The Perseverance Cup - they have
sold for up to $500. The race is held on a Calcutta style - so the
more money the worms get sold for, the more the prize pool.
There is a FREE Trifecta, where you can pick the winners - and if you correctly choose First, Second, Third and Fourth in order, a $50 cash prize is yours.
2012 STARTERS in the Perseverance Cup, sponsored by
Red Hot Potatoes. Theme: Produced in Crow's Nest
Silver Threads by
Clever Hands out of
Hustling Haas by
Avocado Green out of
Hot Stix by
High Voltage out of
Meat Loaf by
Beefy Boy out of
Udder Delight by
Green Pastures out of
Our Heritage by
Makes Cents out of
Fishy Tails by
Perseverance out of
Flower Power by
Protea Pal out of
Fizz Biz by
Cordial Regards out of
She's A Bottler
Tall Timbers by
Centenary out of
Big Gun by
Tail Gate out of
2011 STARTERS in the Perseverance
Cup, sponsored by Crow's Nest & District Tourist & Progress Assn Inc
Wings of an Eagle by Big Bird out of The Ranges. Colours: Purple
Crow Crawler by Jimmy Crow
out of Crafty Crow (Starter 2010). Colours: Black
Willy Wagtail by Chirpy Chap out
of Split Britches. Colours: Yellow
Crazy Galah by The Entertainer (Starter 2009)
out of Pretty Polly (Starter 2007). Colours: Red
Pee Wee Power by Ima Fighter
out of Sheza Lark. Colours: White
Maggie May by Super Swooper
out of Bush Singer. Colours: Gold
Cooker Burra by Early Morn out
of The Blue. Colours: Brown
Parda Lote by Tunnel Runner
out of Bullocky's Rest. Colours: Orange
Bower Bird by Big Collector
out of Nesting Time. Colours: Blue
Rainbow Lorikeet by Go Green (Emergency 2009) out of Currumbin Lass. Colours: Green.
Currawong Kid by Stormy Weather out of The Mountains.
AND THE 2010 WINNERS WERE:
1st. Crocodile Tears, owned by Kevin
Stark.Bought for $55. First prize $126
2nd. Cathederal Drive, owned by CN
Realty.Bought for $90. Second prize $95
3rd. Way to Go, owned by Tony Collins,
and bought for $55. Third prize $63
Official 4th: Threadz, owned by Jacky
Martin, and purchased for $70. Fourth prize $32