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January 23, 2016

Celebrate this Australia Day in true Aussie style when Royal Randwick racecourse hosts the Vili’s Pies Australia Day Cup race day this Tuesday, 26 January.

Entry will be FREE for all guests to enjoy the public holiday trackside and there will also be FREE racebooks distributed to all who enter the gates*.

Racegoers will be able to maximize their chances of winning by participating in the Australia Day silks promotion. Should any jockey wearing Australia Day silks win on the day, patrons will score a free Vili’s pie via a coupon in the racebook.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said Australia Day at Royal Randwick is the perfect way to enjoy the annual day of celebration.

“Horseracing is recognised as a great Aussie pastime so Royal Randwick is the ideal destination to celebrate our national day,” said Mr Partridge.

“The Australia Day silks promotion and also a live Aussie cover band playing popular home-grown tunes will create a unique backdrop for patrons to enjoy the annual event.”

On the track, the eight-race program is headlined by the Listed $100,000 Vili’s Pies Australia Day Cup over 2400m. A competitive field of 6 stayers has accepted for the feature with Joseph Pride-trained Destiny’s Kiss the $1.90 TAB Fixed Odds favourite.

The proven Black Type runner will be looking for back-to-back wins having taken out the Listed Gosford Gold Cup on 8 January.

Destiny’s Kiss will be up against multiple Group winning Vilanova ($2.80 TAB Fixed Odds) for Chris Waller who is also after consecutive wins this start following his Listed Tattersalls Club Cup victory on New Years’ Day.

Gates Open at 12.00pm with the first race at 1.20pm.

A bus service running from Eddy Avenue directly to Royal Randwick is available, with return services later in the day.

For all ticketing, hospitality, racing and general information visit www.theATC.com.au.

*Limited stock available.

 

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