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November 5, 2015

Saturday racing will return to Canterbury Park this weekend and racegoers will be treated to nine races on course as well as all of the action live from Flemington on the big screen.

Given the success of the $5.00 Friday Night Racing Series, Canterbury Park will continue the promotion into this Saturday’s race meeting – offering $5 entry, $5 food and $5 drinks.

For parents, the excitement of Thoroughbred racing in a relaxed social setting matches the attraction of FREE kids’ amusements and activities as the perfect way to start the weekend.

Kids will be kept entertained by an array of on course amusements including; face painting, jumping castle, petting zoo and a clown show.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said Canterbury Park is the ideal destination for patrons of all ages on Saturday.

“The $5 promotion is now synonymous with Canterbury Park so we wanted to extend the promotion to include Saturday’s race meeting. It’s a great incentive for the local community, race fans and our members to experience a great day of racing at an affordable price,” said Mr Partridge.

“Canterbury Park is very popular with families. Kids entry is free and we have also ensured that there are a number of complimentary activities on the trackside lawn to keep them entertained throughout the day.”

On the track, the program will feature the $85,000 Happy 60th Birthday Lindsay Murphy Handicap. The doyen curator has maintained Sydney’s race tracks for over 35 years and has been honoured with a race in his name for the birthday milestone.

David Vandyke-trained Lofiel has opened as the $2.80 TAB Fixed Odds favourite after a good 1.3 Length win on the same track on 28 October 2015.

Wine Tales, who is trained by Chris Waller will be the main threat ($3.20 TAB Fixed Odds) with Sebrina ($6.00 TAB Fixed Odds) for Bjorn Baker also looming as a strong danger.

The $85,000 Vili’s Pies Handicap is set to be a wide open race with Sabkhat ($4.00 TAB Fixed Odds) being favoured slightly due to respectable Soft track form. Quick Strike ($5.50 TAB Fixed Odds) and Song and Laughter ($6.00 TAB Fixed Odds) have also been shown support by punters.

Festivity ($2.80 TAB Fixed Odds) from the Gai Waterhouse stable heads the acceptances in the $85,000 De Bortoli Wines Handicap. A series of recent solid barrier trials on similar track conditions will make the four-year-old mare hard to beat.

Garry Clarke’s Oh So Adorable ($13.00 TAB Fixed Odds) will be in search of back-to-back wins when she faces the starter on Saturday. The five-year-old has been successful over the 1100m distance in previous runs however starting as the top weight with 61.5kg could prove too much for the mare.

Gates Open at 11.30am with the first race at 12.40pm.

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

For more information, visit www.theraces.com.au

 

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