Randwick firms as a crowd favourite
SYDNEY’S spring carnival might be over for another year but racing fans will still be flocking to Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Randwick has hosted crowds of about 20,000 in each of the last three Saturdays and a similar attendance is expected this weekend.
Randwick is the ideal venue to watch the Cox Plate meeting in Melbourne which features Sydney champs Winx and Hartnell.
SO, WHAT was the highlight of the spring racing carnival?
It is hard to go past George Main Stakes Day when Winx romped away with the George Main Stakes and Hartnell made a mess of his rivals in the Chelmsford Stakes – outstanding horses at the peak of their form.
WATCH NIGHT RIDERS
NIGHT racing returns to Canterbury Park on Friday – the first of nine meetings under lights in the spring and summer season.
Australian Turf Club chief executive and general manager of racing James Heddo said the commitment to night racing was in line with the ATC strategy of growing customer engagement.
“Friday nights now bring more action with the added atmosphere of food markets and free entertainment,’’ he said.
KEEP AN EYE ON CLARK
MY TIP this weekend is to follow in-form jockey Tim Clark at Royal Randwick.