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April 14, 2016

Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday, 16 April will see the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival draw to a close.

To celebrate a remarkable six-weeks of Group 1 racing, including two more Group 1s on show this weekend, Sydney Autumn Carnival Ambassador, Australian DJ LDRU, will keep the party going after the last race with a live set on the Leger Lawn for all racegoers to enjoy.

The pampering doesn’t stop for the ladies with the Clinique Pamper Lounge, the TAB nail art bar where racegoers can have their nails painted in the colours of their favourite horse racing on the day and Fashion at the Races competition all located on the Octagonal Lawn.

Premium food offerings and themed pop-up bars by Veuve Cliquot, Moët & Chandon and Schweppes will again be available to patrons on course.

Saturday also sees the last opportunity for Golden Ticket holders to participate in all the on-course action.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said the Sydney Autumn Carnival will come to a close in great style this Saturday.

“Over the past six weeks we have crowned new Champions of the track and witnessed  stunning fashion, Sydney’s best restaurants showcasing their signature menus, and live performances by world-class musicians,” said Mr Partridge.

“Royal Randwick has seen two successive weeks of wonderful crowds experience all that the Sydney Autumn Carnival has to offer and it has been particularly encouraging to see how many new customers we have welcomed which will continue with the Carnival’s finale at Royal Randwick this Saturday.”

The racing feature of the day, the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes, will see eight strong contenders face the starter in a wide open race.

Chris Waller’s Press Statement is the $3.00 TAB Fixed Odds favourite. The three-year-old has shown good form this preparation with one win and two places from three starts.

Stablemate Kermadec ($6.50 TAB Fixed Odds), backing up from The Star Doncaster Mile, will also contest the 1400m race. Carrying 59kgs, a veterinary certificate has cleared the entire of the muscle soreness that effected his performance in the Group 1 feature last start.

Interest has been shown for Malaguerra ($4.40 TAB Fixed Odds) for Freedman Racing. The gelding boasts four consecutive wins. Successful over the distance, this will be the four-year-old’s first start at Royal Randwick.

Inglis Sires winner Yankee Rose will be looking for back-to-back wins in the Group 1 $500,000 Moët & Chandon Champagne Stakes. She opens as the short-priced $1.40 TAB Fixed Odds favourite.

Prized Icon ($7.00 TAB Fixed Odds) from the James Cummings stable sits on the second line of betting. The last start winner will be on the quick back-up after finished two-lengths clear of his competition over the mile last weekend.

The only other runner in the 11-horse field to fall in single figures in the betting market is the John O’Shea-trained Obscura ($8.00 TAB Fixed Odds).

The Street Cry colt will start from barrier one and guided by in form jockey James McDonald, who won the first five races at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Public gates will open at 10.30am, with the first race at 12.05pm.

Royal Randwick has free high-capacity WiFi across the racecourse precinct.

There is free public parking in the infield from the High Street entrance.

A direct bus service will be in operation to and from Central Station.

 

CONTACT: Tracey White 0407 785 994      twhite@australianturfclub.com.au    #TheRaces

 

 

 

 

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