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Community Race Day Returns to Royal Randwick

By Dan Hutton on August 11, 2016 in News

Horse racing returns to Royal Randwick this month, with the Randwick Community Race Day set to welcome locals of all ages to the track on Saturday, August 20.

Randwick Mayor Noel D’Souza told The Beast that the race day was part of now well-established partnership between Randwick City Council and the Australian Turf Club.

“I am pleased we’ve been able to partner for the third year with the Australian Turf Club to offer a family-friendly day at Royal Randwick for our community,” Cr D’Souza said.

Cr D’Souza said that the racecourse has played an important part in Randwick’s unique history and is still a key component in attracting visitors to the local area.

“Royal Randwick has a rich history in our area that dates back 150 years,” he said.

“It’s a landmark location, attracting visitors to our area and contributing significantly to our local and national economy.”

The family friendly Community Race Day features a nine-race line-up highlighted by the Group 2 Pro-Ride Warwick Stakes, as well as a range of activities to keep the kids entertained.

There’ll be face painting, airbrush tattoo artists, a petting zoo, pony rides, a jumping castle and the much-anticipated Dorothy the Dinosaur Show.

Randwick residents are entitled to two free general admission adult tickets per household, which need to be redeemed online prior to race day. To redeem your tickets, visit www.theATC.com.au/randwick, click on ‘Get Tickets’ and fill out your details – it’s that simple.

Tickets are valued at $15 each, so you’d be silly to miss out. Better still, all children under 18 years of age get free entry when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Guests can also purchase deluxe picnic hampers, bar platters, and book into one of the many trackside dining options through the ATC website.

When asked why Randwick locals should make their way down to Royal Randwick on August 20, Cr D’Souza didn’t mince words.

“This annual Community Race Day offers locals of all ages the chance to visit free of charge one of Australia’s most famous sporting destinations,” he said.

With excitement building towards the 2016 Sydney Spring Carnival, this is your chance to preview the iconic Royal Randwick racecourse as it gears up for another action-packed, fun-filled festival of thoroughbred racing at its finest.

While there is said to be no such thing as a free lunch, in the Randwick municipality there is such thing as a free race day, so dust off your best suit or frock, pile the kids into the back of a cab and get your backside trackside.

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