It’s ‘Twi­light Christ­mas’ at the races

Matamata Chronicle - - Motoring - REXINE HAWES

The sec­ond big­gest race day on the Matamata Rac­ing Club cal­en­dar is De­cem­ber 14 and is used by many in the com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing ar­eas as their an­nual Christ­mas func­tion.

Twi­light Christ­mas at the Races is de­scribed as a great fam­ily day out to wel­come in the Christ­mas sea­son.

‘‘It has great fam­ily at­mo­sphere and is the start of the Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties,’’ says Matamata Rac­ing Club pro­mo­tions man­ager Jaye Clark.

She says while spa­ces for groups are quickly fill­ing up, there are still spa­ces avail­able for small groups with mini mar­ques and boot par­ties and of course peo­ple can still walk in on the day.

‘‘It’s a great night out with a fes­tive at­mo­sphere and full host re­spon­si­bil­ity,’’ she says.

The first race starts at 3.15pm, and the last at 7.30pm. Food will be avail­able through­out the af­ter­noon.

En­try is free, as is the chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment.

Jaye says a high­light from the event will be the in­ter-sta­ble run­ning races, which is al­ways a crowd favourite, as well as a dres­sage dis­play and of course a visit from Santa.

Twi­light at the Races is the sec­ond big­gest race day event in Matamata, next to the J Swap Con­trac­tors Matamata Breed­ers’ Stakes Premier Race­day, in Fe­bru­ary next year.

MATAMATA RAC­ING CLUB

Twi­light at the Races pro­vides a great venue for a staff Christ­mas func­tion.

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