A quarter of a million dollars will be up for grabs at this weekend’s Ladies Day race meeting at the Armidale Jockey Club.
“This is the most prize money ever raced for in Armidale,” Jockey Club secretary manager Jim Dedes told The Express.
“It’s a first for us.”
The showcase meeting will see seven races worth $30,000 with the eighth race at $40,000.
“There will also be Fashions on the Field with prizes up for grabs,” he said.
“We’ll have a flower wall where the ladies can get a beautiful photo.”
Gates open at 11:30am with ladies, of course, getting free entry and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival.
But there’s also something for the blokes.
“We’ve got a car display put on by the Classic and Specialist Car Club of Northern NSW,” Mr Dedes said.
“We’re really looking forward to the day and it’s a first for Armidale.
“We hope to make it a success and to keep it going for next year.”