RSL club members at the track for race day
WARWICK Turf Club president Jim Costello has no doubt the Warwick RSL Memorial Club Race Day will grow bigger over the years.
The race day was held at Allman Park at the weekend after being re-introduced last year.
"I thank Warwick RSL secretary/ manager Jo Schwenke and the board of management for their support of the day," Mr Costello said.
"There was strong support from members of the Warwick RSL."
Both the turf club and the RSL are keen for the meeting to be even bigger next year.
The president has no doubt the decision to have free entry for RSL members and their guests boosted numbers at the race meeting.
"There was beautiful weather on Saturday," Costello said.
"I have never seen the track better as a racing surface."
He said the meeting fitted in well in the lead-up to Anzac Day.
"This is the right time of the year to have the RSL-sponsored meeting," Mr Costello said.
"The Long Tan Cup is a way to remember those who served in some of the more recent wars like Vietnam."
The next race meeting at Allman Park will be the annual Warwick Picnic Race Club Day on May 11 followed by two turf club meetings the following month.
The turf club has been allocated one extra meeting for the 2013-2014 racing season, which starts on July 1.
"It is great to have an extra meeting in February," Mr Costello said.