October 31, 2019
Punters on course for the historic running of the first $7.5 million Iron Jack Golden Eagle will have a range of options at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday, 2 November, including the return of the popular Punters Podium.
To mark the inaugural Golden Eagle, the Australian Turf Club is bringing back the Punters Podium, an entertaining activation aimed at providing patrons with a maximized wagering experience
Sky Racing’s Marc Ohlmus and Brad Davidson will anchor the Punters Podium, using their skills to determine the best betting strategy for shareholders across Rosehill Gardens races four through to eight.
This will include the two major races on the card – the $7.5m Iron Jack Golden Eagle and the $1m Redzel Stakes. Shares are only $10 and will be available from all TAB operators up until 1.40pm.
“The return of the punters podium is an exciting initiative with many people no doubt having great memories of it as a fixture on Sydney racedays,” ATC General Manager Racing, Wagering and International James Ross said.
“We hope to build this into a regular activity on feature days in the future.”
A key feature will be the digital broadcast of all bets and results direct to participants and via digital channels.
This will give patrons a greater chance to get involved and follow the Podium’s activities no matter where they are on course, including in private functions and lawn areas.
Punters are also invited to be around the ground floor stage located adjacent to the betting ring.
Wagering options will also be strengthened via TAB specials only available to those betting from on course.
Complementing the TAB’s initiatives, the ATC, in partnership with on course bookmakers, has expanding the Multi Venue service for bookmakers fielding in the main betting ring.
Up to eight on course bookmakers will display prices for all interstate venues alongside those already shown for Sydney.
“The Multi Venue offering from the rails bookmakers makes Sydney arguably the strongest betting ring in Australia, on all venues,” Mr Ross said.
As at all ATC meetings, the ATC Price screens display the fluctuations from on course bookmakers, showing up to the minute changes.
This information is displayed in all areas on course as well as through the ATC Racing information app.
Overall there will be more than 125 TAB wagering terminals and 31 bookmakers in operation across the venue aimed to give racegoers the best possible wagering experience on the inaugural Golden Eagle Day.
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