July 9, 2019
The Australian Turf Club and Randwick City Council hosted a community day at Royal Randwick filled with free entertainment for families and a chance to meet some of the stars of Sydney racing and sport.
A large crowd attended the day, creating a carnival atmosphere .
Randwick City Council residents received free entry to Saturday’s nine-race meet and enjoyed live stage performances from Pinkfong and Baby Shark, Justice League, a Magic Show (Trickstar) and C5 Dance Studio.
Activities on the day included Dinosaur Adventures craft zone, roaming raptor, a carousel, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castles, face painting and a colouring competition.
Sydney Roosters staff led skills clinics while the Sydney Sixers hosted a Fan Zone including a slide and bowling tunnel with players Jack Edwards and Lauren Cheatle.
Top Sydney jockeys Tim Clark, Kathy O’Hara, Blake Shinn and Rachel King met with fans and signed autographs near the Octagonal Lawn.
Plenty of food offerings as well as fairy floss and popcorn were available for a gold coin donation whilst Sydney Children’s Hospital hosted a gold-coin donation sausage sizzle. More than $3,000 was raised for charities.
Australian Turf Club Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Barkley, said Royal Randwick opened its doors to offer a diverse range of entertainment and activities for race goers and families.
“The racecourse is part of the wider community and we are pleased so many residents came to be part of the fantastic day on Saturday. We thank Randwick City Council for their partnership in helping create such an entertaining day for the whole family.” Mr Barkley said.
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