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November 10, 2016

Ladies are expected to flock to Rosehill Gardens this Saturday, 12 November for one of the most sociable days on the calendar, Schweppes Girls Day Out presented by Schweppes Mix & Serve.

Girls Day Out ambassador MTV’s Carissa Walford will be on course to kick off the festivities including introducing one of Australia’s hottest male dance troupes.

Carissa will also assist in the judging of the hotly contested race of the day, the NSW Firefighters sprint race.  The stars of the 2016 NSW Fire Fighters calendar will also be signing autographs and selling their calendar with all proceeds going to the Burns Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The celebrations will continue throughout the afternoon where racegoers will be treated to a live race day performance by the talented former X Factor contestant, Nathaniel Willemse.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said Schweppes Girls Day Out is an annual highlight on the Rosehill Gardens fixture.

“Girls Day Out at Rosehill Gardens is a unique offering that has great appeal for both ladies and gents alike,” said Mr Partridge.

“We have a fun day planned for all racegoers which incorporates a live musical performance, pamper areas, plenty of on course activations, and of course, nine great races.

“The Fire Fighters from the NSW Fire Fighters Calendar will again be on course selling their 2017 calendar. With all proceeds going to a great charity, we are happy to show our support for such a great cause,” said Mr Partridge.

The day’s racing highlights include the $100,000 Schweppes Mix & Serve Handicap.

Eight gallopers will face the starter including four-year-old Moher who opened as the $2.00 TAB Fixed Odds favourite. The John O’Shea-trained gelding had a convincing 3.5 length win last start and will be partnered with Brenton Avdulla.

Equally on the second line of betting is Royal Tudor ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds) for Rodney Ollerton and Balmain Boy ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds), trained by Les Bridge.

While both geldings finish in second place in their last runs, Royal Tudor has been successful over the distance on the Rosehill Gardens track.

Daysee Doom ($2.80 TAB Fixed Odds) has been supported by punters, opening as the early favourite in the $100,000 Club Marconi Amartrice Fund Handicap.

Trained by Ron Quinton, the handy mare boasts a career record of four wins from six starts.

Competition will come from top weight, Wine Tales ($7.00 TAB Fixed Odds). The mare ran a strong second place following a three-month spell on 29 October at Rosehill Gardens.

Alart ($7.00 TAB Fixed Odds) for Pat Farrell will also be one to watch, having been successful over the distance on two occasions. The four-year-old has shown good form in a recent barrier trial and also ran a close third first-up at Rosehill Gardens on 29 October.

Adult general admission tickets are available for $20.00 at ticketek.com.au.

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

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.

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

 

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