Head out to Randwick for Boxing Day races
BOXING Day is a special day on the Australian sports calendar, coinciding with the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, the opening day of the MCG cricket test and the Summer Cup meeting at Royal Randwick.
The nine-race Randwick program invariably attracts a healthy attendance and the Australian Turf Club ensures sports enthusiasts don’t miss a thing with oncourse television screens devoted to the yacht race and cricket.
The feature race is the Group 3 $125,000 Summer Cup, first run in 1890.
The Summer Cup meeting has been given a boost with the addition of the Listed $100,000 Canterbury Classic (1200m), another leg of Sydney’s summer sprint series.
Cradle Me, who unleashed a devastating last-to-first burst to win the Razor Sharp Handicap on Villiers Day, will be chasing successive stakes wins in the Canterbury Classic.
The Australian Turf Club is providing free entry to Royal Randwick on Boxing Day for any person with an international passport. MEETINGS GALORE THE Christmas-New Year period is hectic for the racing industry with meetings every day somewhere in the state - with the exception of Christmas Day. On Boxing Day, there are 11 gallops meetings across NSW.
On December 27, there are race meetings at Murwillumbah and Scone, then Corowa and Dubbo on the Monday public holiday. JOIN THE EXCITEMENT MY TIP for this weekend is get into the Christmas spirit and make the effort to get to a race meeting, whether at Royal Randwick on Saturday or at other venues around the state.
I’d like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.