Callaghan Park: “Australia’s busiest racetrack” this Sunday June 30.

Published 27 June 2024

Callaghan Park: “Australia’s busiest racetrack” this Sunday June 30.

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Callaghan Park will be Australia’s busiest racetrack Sunday with 11 races to be run, featuring the $35,000 TAB Tattersall’s Gold Cup and the $35,000 Tattersall’s Sprint.

With Friday’s races washed out following the constant rain through the week, the Rockhampton Jockey Club management quickly organised additional races for Sunday adding the Sprint, a $21,000 Benchmark 55 Handicap  and a Class 1 mile to the Tatt’s Gold Cup program. The QTIS Bonus Three-year-old Handicap from the Friday schedule has been transferred to Mackay’s race meeting on Friday. 

This year’s The Archer winner Namazu and last year’s Rockhampton Cup runner-up Sunfall will be the leading contenders in Rocky’s feature Tatt’s Gold Cup (1600m).  If the stars align weatherwise for Namazu he will be asked to carry a huge impost of 70.5kg, an incredible weight for a feature. Sunfall has 57kgs. In the Tatt’s Sprint (1200m) Beaudesert 7YO Stampe heads the weights. Justin Stanley and Clinton Taylor combine with the in-form Honky Tonk Diva will Ryan Wiggins will partner Knights Sword for Ricky Vale. Samantha Collett, bouncing back from a fall which cost her a victory in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich last weekend will ride Fastconi for Sunshine Coast trainer Natale McCall. The huge race program will commence at 10.55 AM and conclude at 4.58 PM.

Barrier trials and jump outs will be held at Callaghan Park on Monday morning from 8.00 AM. 

The Rockhampton Jockey Club is hosting a free breakfast, trackside on Tuesday 9 July. The traditional Breakfast with the Stars starts around 7.30 AM with a BBQ breakfast for racing fans and racing participants. Horses lining up in the feature races at the One Syndications Newmarket Race Day (12 July) and the TAB Rockhampton Cuip Race Day (13 July) will have their final fast gallops in preparation for the big events on the course proper.

 

RJC CEO David Aldred.

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