On Tuesday 25th April, the gates of Darwin Turf Club will open at 10am for a day of racing, to pay tribute to the brave men and women that served, and currently do serve Australia.
The day will begin with the Lone Charger, also known as the riderless horse, who will make a lonely trek around the Darwin Turf Club mounting yard. The horse’s bloodlines date back to many of the horses that the Australian Light Horse rode in the First World War. The riderless horse wears his boots backwards, respectfully symbolising the fallen warrior. Following the ceremony, there will be an exciting 5 card race and two-up throughout the day.
The Schweppes Pavilion will be open all day, with live music, a BBQ, drink specials and two-up from 11.30 till after the last race. Alternatively, if you’re wanting to do it that little bit fancier, then the Ted Bailey Grandstand will be opening with their fantastic views of the track, their own bar and also serving a 3-course luncheon – all for just $80! Bargain! Even cheaper if you’re a member too, at just $65.
General admission to the day is only $15 for adults, and of course, complimentary admission will be provided to all current and returning servicemen and women – don’t forget to bring proof of service though. A concession ticket is just $10, and children under 12 get in absolutely free!
Whichever way takes your fancy it’s going to be a fun day of tribute for us all. So, bring along the family, and get your bets on! The Ray White Bayside team are certainly behind this one! Grab your tickets at http://darwinturfclub.org.au/event/darwin-rsl-anzac-day-races/. See you there!