Just some of the racegoers at last year’s Tabulam races.
Just some of the racegoers at last year’s Tabulam races.

Tabulam to turn it on for races

THE 2010 Tabulam races are set to be bigger and better than ever.

Organisers of the race day, to be held on Saturday, November 6, promise to top last year's big day.

Tabulam Racing Club secretary Milton King declared the day, sponsored by Thomas New England Estate Wines, would be a unique racing experience.

“We had our most successful day last year,” King said.

“We'd had trouble in the past with intoxicated patrons turning up in numbers, so we decided to reinvent ourselves.

“We are now a fully efficient family-orientated affair.”

The day will consist of five races, with off-track attractions including fashions on the field, food and beverage facilities and plenty of entertainment.

“The early signs indicate the event will be a lot bigger than last year,” King said.

“There will be free camping available from midday on the Thursday (November 4) until midday on the Sunday (November 7) with hot showers and toilet facilities available.

“The day has been lucky enough to pick up Thomas New England Estate Wines as a major sponsor, with proceeds from raffles and an auction to go to women's cancer funds.

“Our tents on the rails are fully booked but families can bring their own tents, tables and chairs.

“Byron Bay Kidz Klub will be on hand for younger children and FunCars4Kidz for older children and teenagers.”

Music will be provided by the Warwick and District Country Music Association.

Local and interstate bookmakers will be on hand from 10.30am with complete TAB coverage.

Gates open at 10am. Entry is $15 for adults, $10 for students/concessions and children under 14 free.



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