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December 2, 2020

The Australian Turf Club, Royal Randwick’s local community and a stable of Sydney racing stars come together at a special family Christmas twilight race meeting on Friday 4 December.

A spectacular on-course entry by Santa and helpers into the Theatre Of The Horse, electronic lighting of a 10.4m high Christmas tree and a post-races Christmas Carol concert from popular entertainer Samantha Jade are among some of the free activities for families.

Following the seven-race twilight racing card starting at 3.10pm, legendary Sydney horse trainer Gai Waterhouse will be among special guests at the COVID-Safe community event.

Children and families can have free photos taken with Santa and his elves, along with characters Gingerbread Man, Frosty The Snowman and other Christmas favourites.

All patrons and families are being encouraged to register their free entry tickets

The day also aims to raise $20,000 through the ATC Foundation to allow 20 children with disabilities to attend the Sony Foundation’s Holiday Camp, which provides respite for the youngsters and their families.

Naming rights for all of the seven races on the day have been taken by Schweppes, City Tattersalls, De Bortoli Wines, Bisley Workwear, Longines, Taylors Construction and Ranvet.

Sydney Commercial Interiors, an interior design and fit-out specialist with the Australian Turf Club, has also contributed to the ATC Foundation cause.

The ATC partner recently completed a major refurbishment across the Official Stand at Royal Randwick along with other works across ATC racecourses.

Patrons and businesses can donate to the ATC Foundation here, with a gold coin donation drive also being planned on course at Royal Randwick on 4 December.

Patrons on course will be encouraged to donate to the cause which is being supported by the Australian Turf Club and its raceday partners, including De Bortoli Wines, Bisley Workwear and Schweppes, along with major community supporter Randwick City Council.

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