READY TO ROCK: Musician Nash will bring his classic pub rock sound to Allman Park today for the Boxing Day Races.
READY TO ROCK: Musician Nash will bring his classic pub rock sound to Allman Park today for the Boxing Day Races. Ben Wilmott

Race day fun is guaranteed, regardless of weather

TODAY'S Boxing Day Races at Allman Park will go ahead, regardless of the weather.

Warwick Turf Club president Phil Grant said the track would have to be swamped with more than 50mm of rain in the 24 hours before the event to even consider calling off the Hope's Body Repairs/Land & Walker Boxing Day Races.

But Mr Grant said even if the races themselves were cancelled the entertainment would still go ahead.

"We'll be here rain, hail or shine," he said.

"Even if we have to have a phantom race day we will still go ahead with the other festivities.

"The bookies will still be here and people will still be able to place bets, enjoy the music and have a great time trackside."

After the success of the Warwick Cup, musician Luke Nash, aka Nash, will be back to play a super set from 4.30pm to 8pm.

The former Warwick resident, who now lives in Toowoomba, said fans can expect to hear a great selection of pub rock music.

"I used to live in Warwick for about four years," Mr Nash said.

"It's always great to come out and see some familiar faces from my days at the Horse and Jockey.

"The Warwick Cup was my first time performing at the racetrack and it was a great day; everyone was just out to have fun and anything I can do to help is what I'm about."

This year has been a big year for the musician who has travelled across the region to perform at various functions.

"I've been pretty much booked out for the last couple of months and for the first few months next year as well," he said.

"I'll be back in Warwick to play at the Belle Vue Cafe for New Year's Day."

Mr Nash said it was great to see the races attracting more entertainment.

"I think there's been a bit of a lack of musical entertainment at previous races," he said.

"It's great to see a really positive reaction to the classic pub rock music from the crowd.

"Once I get into it I really get amongst it and play what the crowd wants to hear."

The guitarist and vocalist said events like the races were a great way to attract more interest in his music.

"When I play a gig like this I always get people coming up to request my card," he said.

"It's a great way to find new opportunities to play, especially functions like weddings, Christmas parties and work functions."

Gates open at 11am today at Allman Park with the first race at 12.48pm.

Seven TAB races are on the card with the headline race of the day the Hope's Body Repairs/Land and Walker Country Queensland Showcase 79HCP 1200m at 3:57pm.

Entry is $20 for adults, children under 16 free.

Tickets will be available at the gate.



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