LORD MAYOR’S CUP AT ROSEHILL GARDENS WARMS UP SYDNEY RACING’S WINTER FEATURES
May 17, 2023
A capacity field in the Listed $160,000 Lord Mayor’s Cup begins a series of winter season staying features in Sydney as metropolitan racing returns to Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
A bumper total of 166 entries have been received for the 10-race card including a full field of 18 horses and three emergencies in the 2000m feature.
Race 7 on the card – the Vale Ian Finn Handicap – has been named in honour of the popular Warwick Farm trainer who passed away this week after a more than 30-year career.
Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager Racing and Wagering James Ross said: “The 79th running of the Lord Mayor’s Cup is a significant milestone and a strong renewal.
“The race is a time-honoured event and we welcome the support of the City of Parramatta as part of the Australian Turf Club’s Western Sydney strategy.”
“We look forward to the start of features across the staying and sprint series in Winter along with key blacktype events in the middle distance series covering the Winter Stakes and Winter Challenge final.”
“The ATC, training colleagues and all involved in Sydney racing also send condolences to Ian Finn’s family and recognise and commemorate his training career and great passion for racing.’’
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Donna Davis said: “Rosehill Gardens racecourse is a great source of local employment, a great destination within our City and a place where our community comes together. I look forward to the running of the Lord Mayor’s Cup on Saturday.”
The Lord Mayor’s Cup will be followed over the winter season by the Listed $160,000 Winter Cup at Rosehill Gardens on 3 June (2400m), Listed $160,000 W J McKell Cup at Rosehill Gardens on 17 June and $150,000 Stayers Cup at Royal Randwick over 2600m on 24 June.
Tickets are as little as $17 for Groups of 10 or more with the Punters Pack available at $39 which is loaded with value including: Ticket, 2 Furphys, $10 food voucher and racebook. Collection of vouchers can be made at the Wagering Concierge in the Betting Ring.
Across May, June and July other feature races across sprint and middle distances include:
- Listed $160,000 Bob Charley AO Stakes (1100m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday 10 June;
- Listed $160,000 Civic Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 24 June;
- Listed $160,000 Winter Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick Saturday 8 July;
- Listed $160,000 Winter Challenge (1500m) and $150,000 July Sprint (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 22 July.
For all racing, general and ticketing information visit theraces.com.au.
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