Racing returns to Gunsynd Park this weekend

Jackie Crompton trained Richfield to win last year's Cup. Pic courtesy of Three-Way Photos.
Jackie Crompton trained Richfield to win last year's Cup. Pic courtesy of Three-Way Photos.

Racing returns to Gunsynd Park this Saturday when the Goondiwindi Race Club will stage the Vern Kleinschmidt Trust Gold Cup Race.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has thrown Country Racing into recent turmoil with border areas affected greatly by the NSW lockdown. This will restrict all participants and industry involvement from south of the border a disappointed president Maurice Hayes said. There is still some strong interest from the rest of Queensland and good crowds have been on hand at recent meetings at Surat and Warra.

Feature event on the card will be the Vern Kleinschmidt Community Trust Gold Cup over 1400 metres and a good field is expected to line-up.

The first race will get underway at 1.30pm and the last at 4.30pm. The last race will be the 1800-metre Battles Cup which gives patrons a chance to actually witness the start of a race right before their eyes. Something not seen at many country tracks.

Pre-paid bookings are preferred at www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=800852 or you can pay at the gate if you must. Patrons will be required to use the QR code check in upon entry.

The usual catering and bar facilities will be available along with light entertainment and jumping castle for the kids. Strong bookies ring and on-course TAB facilities also.

Catering is also available for patrons and a great day's racing is assured for those that attend Gunsynd Park.

With the Goondiwindi Boars now on their way to the grand final, the weekend off fits well into the program. The club wishes the Boars every success Sunday week in their quest for the TRL premiership.

See you all at Gunsynd Park Saturday for Racing at its Best in the West.