Roma Turf Club Ready for a Feast of Furlongs, Football and Fashion

Racing and Rugby Union fans across the Maranoa are in for a feast of Furlongs and Football as the Roma Turf Club gears up for the annual Rugby Race Day at Bassett Park on Saturday June 22nd.

Along with a 6-race programme, no less than 5 rugby matches will be played on the day including a GPS 16A’s match between Ipswich Grammar School and St Joseph’s Nudgee College. Roma Turf Club co-president Peter Flynn said “Ipswich and Nudgee have a rivalry dating back nearly 100 years to when the GPS Schools began playing rugby union in Queensland, and it’s great to have the teams come to Roma to be a part of our Racing To Rugby Day. The Club is proud to welcome new and long-term race sponsors like Roma Gas Supplies, Roma Vet Clinic, and GR Production Services, along with Churchie, Nudgee, and Somerville House to be a part of what is shaping up as a huge day.

Along with the GPS 16A’s match, the Roma Echidnas will once again host the Condamine Cods in their Risdon Cup A Grade clash, B Grade will see the St George Frillnecks take on Condamine in their Bill Flamsteed Cup game, and the Echidnas C Grade side line up against the Chinchilla River Rats in their E.S. Dooney Hayes Cup game. Not to be left out of the day, the Roma Echidnas ladies will be in action with the Womens XV’s West vs South East match.

Mr Flynn added “the 6-race programme racing for $115,000 in prizemoney is set to receive national TAB and Sky Channel coverage, and will feature the Rugby Slipper, now a $20,000 Open handicap of 1200 metres. Along with all of the racing and rugby action, Fashions On The Field is also set to shine with some fantastic prizes from St Hilda’s School Gold Coast and Brennorrs Roma for the Ladies Classic and Contemporary categories as well as the Best Dressed Male. Then to round it all out, we have The 78 Sound performing at our After Party until late.”

 Early Bird tickets are available HERE.

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