$1.8M up for grabs in The Coast race day

The Coast Race Day and the club is gearing up for a big day at Gosford racetrack on Saturday.

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The Coast Race Day at Gosford Racetrack is gearing up for a cracking day on and off the track and, with a prize pool of over $1.8 million up for grabs, the local racing fraternity is in for a high stakes treat.

Sunny weather is forecast for the event this Saturday, May 8, which follows a successful inaugural event in 2021.

“We are so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to host an annual standalone race day and will continue to work on creating a bigger spectacle year after year,” Commercial Manager of The Entertainment Ground, Kristina Ayton, said.

“Eventually, we would love to turn this event into a ‘Central Coast Carnival’, collaborating with local businesses to incorporate other events into the program, leading into The Coast Race Day.”

The 10-race program will feature the half a million-dollar ‘The Coast’ race as well as the MostynCopper Gosford Gold Cup, De Bortoli Wines Takeover Target and the recently introduced 1,000m sprint with its name to be announced shortly.

The prize purse for the day will exceed $1.8 million dollars, by far the richest race day on the Central Coast and one of the best prize pools in regional NSW.

This year the club has teamed up with Sky Racing’s Kiersten Duke as The Coast Race Day ambassador, who comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience from a career (and childhood) around horses and racing.

Off the track, racegoers will be treated to a variety of activities and entertainment including The Coast Fashions on the Field competition, sporting a $10,000 prize pool.

The Coast Fashions on the Field competition will be held on the day

This year the club has moved away from a more traditional Fashions format – there will be no catwalk, contestants simply register on arrival, have their picture taken in the designated ‘Photo Chute’ and our star judges will make their decisions from an online platform.

Following the last race, racegoers will be treated to a live concert by the Powderfinger Tribute Band.

A free shuttle bus will operate across the Central Coast, transporting guests to and from the racecourse.

Race day packages have already sold out, however, you can still get your hands on some general admission, trackside reserved and Hooves Beach Club tickets.

Details at theentertainmentgrounds.com.au.

David Abrahams

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