A crowd of 4000 will be allowed on course under COVID safe restrictions for the opening meeting of Sydney’s KIA Friday Night Racing at Canterbury Park with on-course entertainment to go ahead as planned.
The meeting will be the first of 10 staged between now and Friday, February 26 next year and the Australian Turf Club are hopeful it can continue to build on recent success as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Night racing has been one of the big wins in Sydney racing in recent years and attracted big crowds over the holiday season twelve months ago.
COVID protocols will prevent some punters from coming through the gates again in 2020/21 but the ATC will be able to welcome a healthy attendance provided all guidelines are adhered to.
With capacity restricted, spectators have been urged to purchased a ticket in advance for $10 which will guarantee entry and be supplemented by a $10 drink voucher in the venue.
Spectators will be allocated a specific seated area when tickets are purchased however spectators will still be able to roam the course to enjoy the food trucks, live music, pop-up bars and entertainment.
The opening meeting will be an eight-race card this Friday headlined by the $80,000 Evening Star Benchmark 72 Handicap (1250m).
The first race jumps at 6.15pm and the last at 9.45pm with gates open an hour before the first.
A full list of acceptances can be found on Racenet on Wednesday morning.
Originally published asSydney night racing returns Friday
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