Carnival can still pull a crowd
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.