Record nominations for Saturday’s Hawkesbury Cup Program

HAWKESBURY Race Club has received a record 245 nominations for this Saturday’s massive 10-race Hawkesbury Cup program.

“We are thrilled with the response we have had to this Saturday’s stand-alone event, with record prizemoney of over $1.8 million on offer,” Hawkesbury Race Club CEO James Heddo said.

“There are 29 entries for the $250,000 Group 3 Richmond Club Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m), with all the leading stables represented. Additionally, we have strong numbers across all of our supporting races on the day.

“The track is currently rated a ‘Soft 5’ and if we can hopefully avoid some rain forecast for later in the week, I’m confident that we will present an ideal surface for the 10-race card.”

Gates open at 10.30am and the first race is scheduled for 11.20am.