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Buzz about Australian Derby meeting

13 / 03 / 2010 Article by: Editor

The Launceston Pacing Club (LPC) will be hosting a huge night of harness racing on Sunday 21 March 2010, highlighted by the $100,000 Country Club Tasmania Australian Pacing Derby.

The meeting will see the best three year old horses in Australia in action competing for the $100,000 prize money on offer and the Club is once again hoping for a full and even field setting the scene for a great race.

In addition to the great night of racing, the LPC is pleased to announce a partnership with the Leukaemia Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the meeting will be donated to support this organisation that helps so many people throughout Tasmania.

President Joel Wallace has also announced that there will be a free gate for the meeting. “We would like to give as many people as possible the opportunity to see great racing and hope that this will encourage people to come and see the best young horses in Australia” he said.

There will be free children’s entertainment on the night including pony rides, face painting and the balloon wizard as well as the chance for people to enter and win a plasma television to the value of $1,500.

In addition to the free children’s activities, radio personality and harness racing enthusiast Mick McGuane will be on-course and will be running a punters club on the evening.

Racing will start at around 5pm and this is a perfect opportunity to see ten high quality races at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston.

Restaurant meals and bar facilities will be operating and anybody wishing to secure a seat in the top level of the grandstand for the Australian Derby Premium Dinner should contact the LPC on 03 6326 5933
The LPC will conduct the official Barrier Draw for the 2010 Australian Derby at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston, on Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 11.00 a.m.

The Australian Derby, a Group 1 Harness Racing event, will be conducted during the Launceston Pacing Club’s (LPC) race meeting on Sunday 21 March 2010.

This year the LPC has worked closely with the Leukaemia Foundation to support this worthy charity with a Premium Dinner to be held on the night. A Punters Club will be conducted by former AFL player and harness racing enthusiast Mick McGuane and lots of fun activities for the children.