Racing into Warwick for huge Boxing Day event
ONE of the jewels in the Warwick horse racing crown is just eight sleeps away.
The Boxing Day races are fast approaching, with the Warwick Turf Club gearing up for another big day.
Secretary Kristen Doyle said the popularity of the meeting continued to rise.
"It's one of our favourite meetings, and is getting up to the level of the Warwick cup with numbers,” Mrs Doyle said.
"With holidays around, it is great to catch up with family and friends.
"Solid crowds have been piling in for the day over the years.
"We try to create a good atmoshpere at the track to ensure everyone has a good day out.”
While a focus is on finding a winner on the seven-race program, Mrs Doyle said spectators have often come away with more than a full wallet.
"The races are a great chance to meet a future partner,” she said.
"Quite a few people have met their partners at the Warwick races.
"It is a great place to meet new people. The theme is very relaxed and social. Nothing is forced.
"Cash prizes will also be available for the best dressed males and females.”
As well as scintillating on-course action, the club has managed to land a big name to entertain the masses.
"DJ Big Dawg will be performing in the pavillion from 3pm on the day,” she said.
"The pavilion is a great area, which allows for good coverage, even on a hot day.
"On the day it will have bookmakers, a bar, TVs with Sky Channel and seating.”
Tickets for the Boxing Day races are $20 for adults, with free entry for children under 16.