Murrurundi Cup headlines Quirindi’s Boxing Day celebration

House Wins won the 2021 Railway Hotel Murrurundi Cup. The Jane Clement-trained galloper will look to go back-to-back in the feature race on Monday. Photo: Bradley Photos.

The annual Quirindi Jockey Club Boxing Day meeting will be held on Monday, and the club is ready to host a bumper day of racing, with plenty of action both on and off the track. 

The $13,000 Railway Hotel Murrurundi Cup over the 2000m journey is the feature race on the program, and the Bendemeer trained House Wins will be out to defend his crown in the event. 

Trained by Jane Clement, House Wins won the race for jockey Madeline Owen last year, and stable apprentice Kelsey Lenton will guide the nine-year-old out from gate two when the gates crash back on Monday. 

A field of seven will contest the Murrurundi Cup, while the Stephen Dixon-trained Sure Strategy (Chelsea Hillier) and Wayne Martyn-trained For Day Boys (Billy Cray) look the biggest dangers. 

The Quirindi and surrounding community community always support their Boxing Day meeting, and the club is expecting another good turnout, especially with some terrific weather on the cards. 

“It’s going to be a massive celebration of fun, family, friends and fashion!” said Samantha Taylor, secretary/manager of Quirindi Jockey Club.

“We have five races on the card and up to $800 in prizemoney for the Fashions on the Field.

“Gates open at midday with live music, fashion, jumping castle and face painting for the kids.

“Patrons can get Boxing Day race tickets at the gate or by click here.

“For marquee and under cover seat bookings please call 0408 461 905.

“Don’t miss the Boxing Day Races at Quirindi Jockey Club – The Show Course of Country Racing!”

The day is proudly sponsored by the club’s great supporters Elders Killara Feedlot, Marty Wilson Electrical, Railway Hotel, Bettington Rural, LP Shearing, Stone and Co Interiors.

There is the Murrurundi Cup calcutta at the Railway Hotel Murrurundi on Christmas Eve and on Boxing Day, there will be a jumping castle and face painting for the kids, fashions on the field, entertainment, full bar, kiosk, and TAB facilities, along with local bookmakers fielding on the Quirindi and interstate meeting. 

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