Rain fails to dampen Hawkesbury Gold Cup

A huge crowd celebrated a fantastic day of racing and entertainment at Hawkesbury’s 19th standalone Richmond Club Hawkesbury Cup meeting.

Hawkesbury Race Club Chief Executive Officer James Heddo stated “We were very fortunate to miss a lot of the rain that fell throughout Sydney during last week and offered a complete package of high-quality racing, as well as plenty of off course entertainment, which was embraced by the local Community.

“The increases in prize money provided by Racing NSW delivered the strongest fields ever assembled at a Hawkesbury Cup meeting, with competitive racing and close finishes adding to the excitement on the day.

“Our off-course entertainment, including a hotly-contested Fashions on the Field Competition, as well as a stunning after Cup performance by Furnace and the Fundamentals, was well received by everyone in attendance.

“The Hawkesbury standalone meeting was established in 2006 and continues to go from strength to strength. I look forward to now working with Racing NSW to look at any opportunities to further enhance this event.”