Roma ready to rock with racing to Rugby Raceday

The countdown is on to one of the biggest days of the Roma Turf Club racing calendar, with the annual Rugby Race Day at Bassett Park on Saturday June 22nd.

Once again the Roma Turf Club is joining forces with the Roma Echidnas to present a feast of Football, Furlongs and Fashions as the Echidnas host the Condamine Cods in their Risdon Cup A Grade clash, complemented by an exciting 6-race programme racing for $115,000 in prizemoney.

The Rugby Slipper is now a $20,000 Open handicap of 1200 metres, and the card will also feature a 1000 metre Class 1 with QTIS bonuses – there’s prizemoney of $33,000 for QTIS registered Fillies and Mares, $27,000 for QTIS registered Colts, Geldings and Entires, and $15,000 for non-QTIS horses. The meeting will also feature a Benchmark 60 handicap of 1640 metres, a Benchmark 60 of 1000 metres, a Benchmark 45 of 1200 metres, and a Maiden plate of 1000 metres. 

Along with the Echidnas-Cods A Grade match, the day will also include B Grade and C Grade action with teams from St George, Condamine, Roma, and Chinchilla participating, as well as the Roma Echidnas ladies in action with the Womens XV’s West vs South East. In a first for our Racing To Rugby day, we will also host a GPS 16A’s game between Ipswich and Nudgee to add to what is shaping up to be a huge day.

Roma Turf Club reminds owners and trainers that as this day will be a TAB meeting, nominations close at 11:00am on Monday June 17th, with acceptances due 9:00am Thursday June 20th.

Early Bird tickets are available here.

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