The racing action heats up at Allman Park

ELEVEN bookmakers will field on the Hope Body Repairs/Lang and Walker Boxing Day Races at Allman Park today.

Gold Coast bookmaker Tony Carlton will field in Warwick for the first time after hearing rave reviews about race days on the Southern Downs.

He normally fields at Ballina on Boxing Day.

Club president Phil Grant said everyone he had spoken to reckoned they were coming to the races.

"We are hoping for more than 2000 people," Grant said.

A large number of marquees have been erected with more shade and chairs available than last year.

The club has just been allocated TAB status for the Allora Cup meeting on January 31.

Ducky has starter

Trainer Ducky Baker will start Rum Tum Tugger today chasing an elusive win.

Rum Tum Tugger has accepted for the Brian Bunch Plumbing Class 2 Handicap (1100m) in the seven-race meeting.

The five-year-old gelding has been in good form this preparation but has not been able to break through for a third career win.

Baker has taken his runner from his Toowoomba base to Warwick, Roma and Texas in search of victory.

Rum Tum Tugger has recorded three seconds and two thirds from five starts this preparation in what has been a great run of form.

All that remains is to post a win and Baker will be hoping that comes on what is a big Warwick racing day.

Baker also has Real Favulous lined up for the Hope's Body Repairs Queensland Country Showcase Benchmark 79 Handicap (1200m) and could be a big chance after running two placings at Doomben in three weeks.

Race program

Gates open at 11am today

Seven races

Race times 12.57pm-4.56pm

Main race $20,000 prize money in 4.56pm race

Entry: $20 adults

Kids under 16 free

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