The Australian Turf Club is opening the gates to Warwick Farm Racecourse with free entry to its popular pre-Christmas Inglis Villiers Race Day on Saturday 22 December.
The free entry offer has been supported by Liverpool City Council, with Mayor Ned Mannoun pleased to see the Club offer a fun-filled free activity for all the family.
“Council is proud to support community events which boost tourism, community spirit and the local economy.
“The Christmas Inglis Villiers Race Day is an opportunity for residents to experience a free day out at a prime racing venue, celebrate the festive season and have fun,” said Mayor Mannoun.
With free entry to Saturday races a rare treat, ATC CEO Darren Pearce said the Club was hoping to spread some cheer to the local community in time for Christmas.
“This race day is one of the best of the year at Warwick Farm, so we hope families can have a break from the madness of Christmas shopping and enjoy an afternoon of quality racing at their local racecourse,” Mr Pearce said.
“Santa will be stopping by to visit the kids, there are plenty of free rides and entertainment and racegoers can cheer home some of Sydney’s best horses in the penultimate race day of 2012.”
The free on course activities include a jumping castle, ‘reindeer’ rides, face painting, carollers and an appearance by Santa, plus one lucky racegoer will win a $300 voucher at The Star in the Club’s SMS competition.
The day also boasts an eight-race program featuring the Group 2 $175,000 Inglis Villiers Stakes over 1600m and the Listed $100,000 Razor Sharp Stakes over 1200m. Plus, the best young two-year-olds will be on show in the Inglis Nursery (1000m) as their careers progress towards the $3.5m Tooheys New Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens next April.
Source : Australian Turf Club