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October 27, 2016

The Sydney Spring Carnival will return to the Australian Turf Club’s Western Sydney racecourse for Derby Day on Saturday, 29 October.

Racegoers can experience spring racing in the recently refurbished $28million Rosehill Gardens venue which boasts the newest multi-purpose destination, The Hive where guests can enjoy sweeping views of the racecourse while being amongst the buzz of race day activity.

Patrons are encouraged to embrace the tradition of Derby Day and wear their best black and white ensemble trackside where they won’t miss a second of the racing action from across the country.

The ATC will have all of the 500 television screens across the track dedicated to bringing the live racing from both Sydney and the Flemington to punters, making Rosehill Gardens the top choice for Sydney-siders this Saturday.

Groups of friends and family are able to celebrate all of the colour and excitement of spring racing at an affordable price when pre-purchasing the Australian Turf Club’s exclusive offer of five general admission tickets for $50.

Valid pre-purchased event tickets include return travel to Rosehill Gardens on train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations).

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said he is excited to see the return of racing at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

“Royal Randwick has seen four consecutive weeks of strong crowds enjoying the Sydney Spring Carnival and it will be great to welcome patrons back to the freshly refurbished Rosehill Gardens to enjoy Derby Day,” said Mr Partridge.

“With racing headlined across the country this weekend, racegoers will be able to enjoy all of the action on the track in Sydney as well as all of the feature racing from Flemington broadcast live across the course throughout the day.”

On the track, the ATC is proud to host the inaugural $100,000 Vincents Country Classic with Kurt Goldman-trained Mysticism opening as the $6.00 TAB Fixed Odds favourite in a wide-open race.

The four-year-old mare has been tried once over the distance and will be looking to emulate the good form she displayed in her last campaign.

Scone-based It’s a Shamozzle ($6.50 TAB Fixed Odds) opens on the second line of betting.

Although the Mary Moses-trained gelding has not raced over 1600m, the six-year-old has shown ability having won on six occasions as well as placing alongside Black Type winning gallopers.

The other racing highlight, the $150,000 Pierro Plate, will see nine juveniles face the starter.

Michael Freedman-trained Darhad has opened as the $3.80 TAB Fixed Odds favourite following a good second place in his maiden run on 15 October.

Sitting jointly on the second line of betting is Ibanez ($4.80 TAB Fixed Odds) for Gary Portelli and Lightz ($4.80 TAB Fixed Odds), trained by Jim and Greg Lee.

Ibanez finished third behind Darhad in the City Tattersalls Victory Vein Plate, while Lightz also finished in the minor placings in his first-up career start on 8 October.

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

Gates Open at 11.00am with the first race at 12.05pm.

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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