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The Townsville Winter Racing Carnival Kicks Off Next Week!

Written on the 7 July 2017

If you live in North Queensland, you don't want to miss The Winter Racing Carnival which kicks off next Saturday, July 15th in Townsville. Over the two weeks, 6 events will be highlighted including:

  • The Townsville RSL 2YO Classic. Saturday July 15th, 11am to 5:30pm
  • The Rack N Stack Warehouse Ladies Race Day. Saturday, July 22nd, 11am to 7pm
  • Breakfast with the Stars. Wednesday, July 16th, 6am-7:30am
  • Guineas Day. Thursday, July 27th, 11am to 6pm
  • The Mater Townsville Cup - Calcutta Luncheon. Friday, July 28th, 11:30am to 3:30pm
  • The Mater Townsville Cup Race Day. Saturday, July 29th, 11am to 5:30pm

There will be three high profile race days over the two weeks. The first day of the carnival at Cluden Park Racecourse will feature 7 races beginning with the $100,000 RSL 2YO Classic. The 2YO Classic is run over 1200 metres and is a set weights race with no class or sex restrictions.

On Saturday, July 29th, the last day of the carnival, the $100,000 Townsville Cup kicks off the 8 race-card meet and is run over 2000 metres. It is an open handicap with no class or sex restrictions. Race 2 on the same day will feature the just as generous $100,000 Cleveland Bay Open Handicap, held over 1300 metres. No class or sex restrictions on this race either.

Thursday, July 27th will kick off its 7 race-card meet with the Townsville Guineas QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap over 1609 metres. Again, no class or sex restrictions on this $30,000 race.

(Photo: Racing at Cluden Park Racecourse, Photo source: Townsville Bulletin)

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