HARNESS RACING: Acceptances have arrived ahead of Warwick's once-a-year harness meeting at Allman Park on Saturday.
A total of 54 horses has been confirmed across the program, which has been extended to seven races, and will include two standing start events.
Darling Downs Harness Racing Club president Anthony Collins said the response from participants had been positive.
"We were delighted to have seven races,” Collins said.
"The trotters event has only five runners, but it is still a good race.
"Everyone who has nominated horses is very enthused about the meeting.
"They see it as not only a chance to race, but a great day out and something out of the ordinary.
"It's not a mainstream day, and participants enjoy days like that.
"It can be a bit monotonous getting out to the same tracks, so getting out and about to the bush is a nice break.”
Collins said the strength of the horses accepted for the meet was one of the most pleasing aspects.
"Darrel Graham is bringing some of his better performed hoses,” he said.
"He's a big fan of grass track racing and he's bringing horses he thinks can win.
"Clintal Do for trainer Richard March is coming into the meeting after winning a QRED Triad at Albion Park in May.”
Collins said the transition of horses from traditional tracks to the grass would not be a problem.
"At the last few meetings in Warwick, most of the form coming into the races has held up,” he said.
"Horses can win at Warwick and go on to continue their form.”
A race-by-race preview, as well as tips from Anthony Collins, will be in Saturday's edition of the Warwick Daily News.