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May 5, 2016

Racing returns to Rosehill Gardens this Saturday, 7 May for Lord Mayor’s Cup Day which will feature the running of the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup over 2000m.

The annual community day will be rich with a host of on-course family amusements for afternoon long enjoyment.

For adults, the excitement of nine thoroughbred races in a relaxed social setting matches the attraction of free children’s activities.

Kids will be kept entertained with pony rides, a jumping castle, animal farm, face painting and airbrush tattoo artists.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said the Club is focused on community engagement this Lord Mayor’s Cup Day.

“The Australian Turf Club is encouraging people from across the Greater Western Sydney region to come out to Rosehill Gardens this Saturday,” said Mr Partridge.

“We have provided local residents within the Parramatta catchment with two general admission tickets to enjoy the venue with their families while the weather is still favourable.

“Kids entry is free and we have ensured that there are a number of complimentary activities on the Figtree Lawn and the Railway Lawn to keep them entertained throughout the day.”

On the track, Black Type racing headlines the program with the running of the Listed $100,000 Lord Mayor’s Cup.

Chris Waller has six entered of the 18 acceptors including $3.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite, Lady Le Fay.

The five-year-old mare was a last start winner over the 2000m distance over stablemate Weary ($9.00 TAB Fixed Odds) who will also face the starter in the feature.

Havana Cooler for John O’Shea sits on the second line of betting at $4.80 TAB Fixed Odds following two good runs from two starts this campaign. The chestnut ran third in the Japan Racing Association Plate on 16 April and gallantly won the Hyland Colours Doncaster Prelude on 26 March.

Waller Racing also has the short priced favourite in the $85,000 Schweppes Handicap with Start Wondering ($2.70 TAB Fixed Odds).

The gelding boasts a strong race record of seven wins from 12 starts, including three wins first-up.

Stablemate Religify ($4.20 TAB Fixed Odds) will be strong competition having proven himself over the distance across the Rosehill Gardens track.

Also tasting success on three occasions following a spell is Hawkes Racing’s God’s in Him ($5.50 TAB Fixed Odds). The six-year-old will return to the track after a four month break.

Daysee Doom ($3.80 TAB Fixed Odds) will be looking for a hat-trick of wins when she challenges the $85,000 Pro-Ride Handicap. The lightly raced filly has impressed with convincing wins in her short career.

Closely following on the second line of betting is Joseph Pride’s Butterboom ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds). The four-year-old mare has shown decent form in her two runs this preparation.

Entry is free for children and Parramatta City Council residents.

Adult general admission tickets are available for $15.00 at ticketek.com.au.

Gates Open at 10.30am with the first race at 11.40am.

Rosehill Gardens has free high-capacity WiFi across the racecourse precinct.

There is free public parking off James Ruse Drive as well as free parking in the infield from the Unwin Road entrance.

 

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