Car­ni­val can still pull a crowd

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Ray Thomas

SYD­NEY’S spring car­ni­val proved there is still a large au­di­ence for horse rac­ing.

Royal Rand­wick at­tracted healthy at­ten­dances on four suc­ces­sive Satur­days in Oc­to­ber, in­clud­ing 20,285 race­go­ers for the Ep­som Day.

This was fol­lowed by 18,250 for the Spring Cham­pion Stakes meet­ing, 15,123 for the Tat­ter­sall’s Club Cup and 13,822 on Cox Plate Day at Rand­wick.

There were an­other 10,200 race fans at Rose­hill Gar­dens on Derby Day be­fore 23,204 braved in­clement weather to spend Mel­bourne Cup Day at Rand­wick Race­course.

The chal­lenge now for Syd­ney rac­ing of­fi­cials is to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing into the sum­mer sea­son.

GIRLS DAY OUT AND now, more than 15,000 glam­orous race fans are ex­pected to turn out for Rose­hill’s Girls Day Out race meet­ing this Satur­day, Novem­ber 14.

The nine-race pro­gram has be­come an an­nual event and is start­ing to re­sem­ble an ex­cel­lent party.

There will be live en­ter­tain­ment, a com­pli­men­tary pam­per lounge on course for the girls, and the Style Stakes pre­sented by Cos­mopoli­tan mag­a­zine, which of­fers fash­ion­istas a share of the $5000 prize pool.

FOL­LOW CLIPPERTON AND lastly, my tip for this week­end is to fol­low in-form jockey Sam Clipperton at Rose­hill Gar­dens.

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