Thousands are expected to enjoy the Magic Millions event.
Thousands are expected to enjoy the Magic Millions event.

Million touches of racing magic

A TOUCH of magic is set to hit the Gold Coast and plans have been put in place to make sure nothing rains on the parade.

Gold Coast Turf Club is set to host the biggest race day of the year as part of the highly anticipated BMW Magic Millions Carnival and has put in place a contingency plan in the event the track for Saturday’s race day is deemed unsafe.

The $4.3 million race day will be postponed until Sunday, January 16, if the track was not passed by Racing Queensland stewards.

Magic Millions managing director Stephen Silk said it was important to get on top of these circumstances.

“It is important to work out a contingency plan in the event the weather is inclement and the races can’t go ahead as planned on Saturday,” Mr Silk said.

“The forecast is for the conditions to improve later in the week and everyone linked with the event is confident the race day will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday.

“The Gold Coast track is the best wet-weather track in the country and its ability to recover from heavy rain is second to none.”

Gold Coast Turf Club chief executive officer Grant Sheather said the event was not to be missed.

“The Magic Millions race day is the richest in Queensland and is one of the pinnacles of the Australian racing calendar,” Mr Sheather said.

“Our club has worked hard in the lead-up for this year’s race day and we’re looking forward to another highly successful day on Saturday or, if the weather is against us, on Sunday.”

For more information on the event visit www.goldcoastturf.com.au.



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