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Rain freshens course for a great Cup day at the track

RACEGOERS - don't fret.

Yesterday's rain may have put a worried expression on a few people's faces, but tomorrow's forecast is a different story.

"Fine, sunny, you beaut," are words senior forecaster Peter Otto used to describe tomorrow's weather and for those heading to the Warwick Cup that's some much-welcomed news.

The winds are tipped to pick up today, bringing with them a cold snap.

"There is a chance of an isolated storm early morning, but that's not a big chance," Mr Otto said.

There would be south-westerly winds across the region today and while we would have a top of 18 degrees, it will feel a lot colder, Mr Otto said.

Sleet is also on the radar for the Stanthorpe area today.

Temperatures will drop tonight and there is a high chance of an early-morning frost tomorrow, but once the sun rises the weather should be next to perfect.

"The wind will settle down too, but the (Saturday) morning temperatures will be quite cool, but warming up to a fine day, which will be great for the races," Mr Otto said.

Vice president of the Warwick Turf Club Nick Inmon said the conditions would only benefit the racetrack.

"This rain has been perfect," Mr Inmon said.

He assured all any frost tomorrow won't affect the track.

"We have long grass at the moment which we will cut (today) so the frost won't affect it at all," Mr Inmon said.

So there you go, racegoers, the sun will be shining, the bubbly flowing for an all-round great day.

 

Don't forget to get your hands on the 16-page form guide in Saturday's Daily News.

Topics:  horse racing, rain, sun, warwick cup, weather




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