Stony Creek hosts bonus meeting
RACE-GOERS will be treated to an extra meeting at Stony Creek Racing Club.
Racing Victoria has transferred a scheduled Moe race meeting to Stony Creek on Tuesday, January 27.
The decision was made to rest Moe’s track in the wake of a recent renovation.
Stony Creek Racing Club CEO Terry Grace said the additional meeting would “provide a nice bonus to our members”.
“We have been pleased with the support the local community has given the club in its three recent meetings. The weather and the crowds have been excellent, as has the racing and the entertainment. So, we hope that we can run another very successful event,” he said.
The club executive has decided to make the day a free day and hopes locals who have attended recent meetings will return for another enjoyable day.
“It also provides a chance for first timers to attend a day out at the local races with no admission charge. Our licence doesn’t allow BYO liquor or glassware, but everyone is welcome to bring a picnic lunch and find a table or a nice patch of grass at the course,” Mr Grace said.
“The Stony Creek Combined Ladies Committee will have plenty of food available for purchase, while the Leongatha Golf Club will be running the bars at the track.
“There will be a full card of eight races, and both TAB and bookmakers available for the punters.
“We invite everyone to come along and have a fun day.”
Races to run on the day are: three year old maiden plate, 1000m; fillies and mares maiden plate, 1000m; maiden plate, 1100m; maiden highweight plate, 1600m; 0-58 handicap, 1000m and 1100m; 0-58 highweight handicap, 2100m; and BM64 handicap, 1600m.
All races carry prizemoney of $15,000.
Racing Victoria said, “The Moe racecourse underwent an extensive renovation following its last meeting on December 12, 2014 consisting of scarifying, aeration, a top dressing of sand and an over sow of grass seed.
“There are seven meetings programmed at Moe from Friday, February 13 until the end of the season and this transfer aims to ensure they can all be run without issue.”
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