Jockey club forges ahead
TWEED River Jockey Club is making up for lost time fast.
After losing race meetings in December and January to rain, the club is preparing to host its second race meeting in a fortnight.
Horse nominations for next Monday's meeting close today at 11am, so trainers and connections not already registered will have to hurry to take part.
The race day will include seven races, each featuring a $10,000 prize pool and the BOBS breeding bonus will be available in all events.
Club chairman Bernie Quinn is excited about next Monday's race day after a successful meeting last week.
“The club is looking to build on the momentum of the meeting last week, particularly given the fact it was the first meeting of the year and it went off so well,” Quinn said.
“The weather came to the party for the first time in a long while, so we are really looking forward to a big pool of nominators and see where that takes us.
“There is always the possibility that Racing New South Wales will add another race if there are a lot of nominations, but you just don't know.”
Sponsorship of the meeting is still being finalised and the details are expected to be released today after nominations close.
TAB and Sky Racing will cover the race day.
The races scheduled are: benchmark 60 handicap (class 2 and above) 1200m; benchmark 55 handicap 1530m; benchmark 55 handicap 1400m; class 1 handicap 1200m; maiden plate (fillies and mares, set weights) 1000m; maiden plate (colts, geldings and entires, set weights) 1000m; maiden handicap 1530m.
Murwillumbah's third race meeting of the year is scheduled for early next month.