NOVELTY RACE: Jackie Rossiter, Kristen Doyle, Scott McLennan, Phil Grant, Bob Hope and Ben Wilmott are ready to race at Allman Park.
NOVELTY RACE: Jackie Rossiter, Kristen Doyle, Scott McLennan, Phil Grant, Bob Hope and Ben Wilmott are ready to race at Allman Park. Sophie Lester

Boxing Day brings people to the races

LEAVE the Boxing Day clean-up for another day, Warwick's Boxing Day Races are back again and bigger than ever.

Nominations have reached 107 for the annual race meet at Allman Park.

Seven TAB races are on the cards with $92,000 in prizemoney up for grabs over the course of the day.

The Hope Body Repairs/Lang and Walker Country Queensland Showcase Benchmark 79 Handicap (1200m) will headline the meet with $20,000 for first place.

Warwick Turf Club secretary Kristen Doyle said there would be some new attractions at the race meet this year.

"We're hoping to attract more than a thousand people to the races this year," she said.

"We'll have heaps of entertainment with music, competitions for best dressed and a new one in the novelty race."

Spectators will be encouraged to take to the track themselves in the novelty race.

Ms Doyle said she didn't expect to see any track records broken.

"This will be the first time we've run a novelty race," she said.

"We thought we'd give it a go and create a bit of a fun environment for everyone on the day.

"We've already had a few sign up but we'll be looking for more on the day to compete for the prize."

Spectators can nominate for the novelty race on the day and compete for the $200 cash prize.

A further $200 in prizemoney will be on offer for the best dressed male and female on the day with judging after the last race.

Popular musician Nash will take to the stage after the last race to bring the entertainment off the track and keep the party going.

There will be a collection box to raise donations for the Sailor family from Killarney, who tragically lost their mother Bellita on Friday.

Gates open at 11am on Saturday, December 26.

Entry costs $20 adults, children under 16 free.

Tickets available at the gate.



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