Strong field expected for Memorial Race Day

THE Shoalhaven City Turf Club will take the opportunity to remember and honour people’s involvement in racing on Monday for the Memorial Race Day.

The day will remember people who have been associated with racing, particularly at the Shoalhaven City Turf Club.

Shoalhaven City Turf Club CEO Lyn Locke said the race day was about thanking and remembering people who have and do contribute to racing and the club.

“Some races have been named after people on the committee who have had a great involvement in racing like Roy Higgins, or people who always came to the races but have unfortunately passed away,” she said.

The day will host a seven race meet, with gates open at 11am and the first race to start at 1.12pm.

The final race of the day will be at 4.50pm.

Locke said by Wednesday the race day had attracted 151 nominations, although not all of those accepted.

“The nominations were tremendously high and the acceptances that came through were quite good,” she said.

“There has been some really good horses and really good trainers accept, and the last race will be exceptionally strong.”

The Memorial Race Day is the last race meet before the popular Family Race Day on Easter Sunday.

This will be the second of three feature race days in the turf club’s Autumn Racing Carnival.

“Competition at the moment for the Telstra Business Centre Nowra Trainers’ premiership is really close at the moment,” Locke said.

The day will feature the $25,000 Terry Harvey Carpet Court and Nowra Scrap Greenwell Point Cup, with a special entry price of $10 for families.  

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