Nyngan Anzac Day Races will be the place to be on Sunday, with the club hosting a huge day of racing, fashions, punting and the unique chance for all ladies to be an owner for the day.
Club secretary, Wendy Robb, explained that all ladies on course would get the chance to experience owning a racehorse for the day – even getting a few tasty bonuses if their horse wins one of the six races on the program.
“We have a great initiative called ‘Ladies Own the Dream’ whereby all ladies own a particular racehorse for the day,” Robb said.
“Each ‘owner’ is able to join the presentation with the owners, jockey and trainers after each race and receive a bunch of flowers and a bottle of bubbly.
“This is all free and courtesy of Nyngan Jockey Club committee members.”
Ladies have added reason to attend the meeting, with a bumper fashions on the field no doubt attracting those who appreciate the finer things in life, while the club will be doing their part to attract punters and younger racegoers too.
“Our Fashions on the Field has over $3000 worth of prizes and there’s also our Punters Club with all unclaimed returns donated to Legacy,” Robb said.
“We have free face painting and jumping castle for the kids and a Calcutta on Saturday night at Nyngan RSL – it’s going to be pumping next weekend at Nyngan!”
Punters and racing fans will be kept on their toes, with the six-race-card attracting good nominations, which includes 10 for the Nyngan RSL Cup that is worth $12,000.
Gilgandra trainer, Bryan Dixon, has three nominated for the feature race, including Penny’s Bonitas, Lazy Bear and Baby Merlin, while Brett Robb will prepare local hope, Lucienne.
Gates open at 11.30am, with racing beginning at 1.30pm, while there is also the free IGA luncheon at 12.30pm.
Full bar and BBQ will be available and there will be a raffle on the day.
For more information on the meeting, check out the Nyngan Anzac Day Races Facebook page.