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Tamworth's Pre-Christmas Race Meeting 'No Turkey'

Don't Let The Turkeys Get You Down Class 2 Handicap (1200m) is one of the eight races Tamworth Jockey Club has on the racing roster this Monday. It is a $20,000 handicap on a day where the Buy Your Christmas Turkey Now Benchmark 55 Handicap (1200m) has been split into two $20,000 races on the eight-race Christmas card.

“It’s our Quast Turkey Christmas meeting,” TJC general manager Kay Jeffrey advised this morning. “There's a couple of different race names like Don’t Let The Turkeys get You Down,” she laughed.

“They (Quasts) suggested the names. We’ve got a Hen and Stag race too and should be a good day after we split the benchmark 55 handicap. It’s now an eight-race meeting and we have really good acceptances (91) considering Scone race today, Muswellbrook has their Cup meeting next week and Gunnedah also race too.”

The $100,000 MRS Services Muswellbrook Gold Cup (1500m) is the feature race on the Friday, December 8 meeting at Muswellbrook’s Skellatar Park. There is also a $50,000 Horsepower Skellatar Sprint (1000m) on a Showcase meeting that also has two $40,000 races in a total of $350,00 prizemoney.

Nominations for that close 11am next Monday, the same time as the nominations for the Gunnedah Jockey Club’s Christmas Cup meeting, where the feature race is the 1600m Gunnedah Christmas Cup and where the famed hams are handed out to all winning trainers.

While Gunnedah has their hams Tamworth will also be handing out a “lucky door prize” turkey: “Everyone entering the track gets a ticket,” Kay Jeffrey confirmed. “It’s that time of year (Christmas). Hopefully we can attract a few more people through the gate.”

The Tamworth track itself is picturesque: “It has been closed since October 30 for renovations,” Kay Jeffrey said. “It’s been drained and top dressed and looks a million dollars.

“We’re also looking forward to our next two meetings in January. We race again on January 5 and then again on January 25, the day before Australia Day with our Country Music Cup meeting. It’s also a Racing NSW Country Showcase meeting.”

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