The Rock is also a central part of the Macedon Ranges story, playing host to the biggest names in music, as well as the famous Hanging Rock picnic races
which have been running since 1886.
He became a good stock horse and eventually, with calm training, was fit enough to run successfully at the local picnic races.
Each illustration contains a small green frog it is fun to locate and some terms like Strapper and Picnic Races are explained in a brief glossary.
Recent notable events include the Lock Cup picnic races
and the 20/20 Challenge exhibition cricket match organised by the Eyre Peninsula and Port Adelaide Cricket clubs.
It is a day of outdoor activities such as rodeos, picnic races
and surf carnivals.
Critical in the enshrinement phase of Lal Lal Falls is the Lal Lal picnic races. This phase began in 1885 when a branch railway line was opened from the Lal Lal station that went directly to the racecourse.
In 1911, for example, special trains took 1303 individuals to the Lal Lal picnic races (Bate 1993:152).
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the funding boost at the Healesville Picnic Races
"A day at the picnic races is a great chance to unpack the esky, kick back and enjoy racing in a bush setting.
"Crowds of up to 5,000 can be common for picnic race meetings and these crowds bring enormous economic value to rural communities particularly to local hospitality businesses.