THE PHILLIP Hughes Memorial Race Day will again be conducted at the Bowraville Race Course on Boxing Day.
The Nambucca River Jockey Club has partnered with the Macksville Ex-Services Club to run this event. This year’s feature event will be the Phillip Hughes Flying and it will be the headline contest on a six-race program.
Racing NSW has confirmed that this event will now be a Sky 2 TAB meeting each year going forward.
The Boxing Day race meeting has always been a ‘catch-up’ gathering for people returning to the area for the holiday season and there could be no better venue than the Bowraville Race track for this to happen. Most locals would be aware that Phillip attended the Bowraville race track regularly, and he loved to join his local mates for a relaxed day out.
The club is keen to continue this event in Phillip’s memory and to continue the tradition of camraderie.
The Jockey Club is pleased to advise that the track is now in excellent condition and the whole of the racecourse area is as picturesque as has been seen for many years.
All facilities will be available for patrons including food outlets and bars. There will also be a good group of bookmakers on course as well as the TAB for interstate and other NSW betting.