HARNESS racing made a welcome return to Wedderburn on December 16.
But one of the most anticipated races did not involve the four-legged competitors.
Local football and netball clubs competed in the inaugural Wedderburn Harness Racing Club's Sulky Relay, where humans pulled the sulkies as well as driving them.
And the teams took it pretty seriously, with a prize of a new Holden Barina up for grabs.
The winner was Wedderburn Football Club, which took out first place Steven Bradbury-style when the race leaders mucked up their last change.
The Wedderburn boys (pictured) looked certain to finish off the pace, with the Marong Football-Netball Club well clear at the final handover.
But when the leaders lost their driver in an unfortunate spill, the Redbacks pounced.
Assistant coach Rohan McHugh, towing Cam "Lump" Western, stormed to the front and celebrated accordingly.
The car, which was donated by Graham Jacka Holden, will be sold by the club.
Word has it that Rohan and Lump are also thinking about having a crack at next year's Inter Dominion.