Up to 15,000 to attend day one of The Championships

The “no vacancy” sign will be up at Randwick on day one of The Championships with a COVID safe capacity crowd for the marquee raceday.

A COVID-restricted attendance of around 15,000 punters will come through the gates for the massive 10-race card which features four Group 1s.

The $3 million Doncaster Mile, $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes, $2 million Australian Derby and $1 million Sires’ Produce Stakes will all be won and run.

The autumn atmosphere will be in stark contrast to the same day 12 months ago when the meeting was restricted to participants and essential staff only in the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are excited to put up a sold-out sign which will add tremendous atmosphere on track on this hugely popular day of racing,” Australian Turf Club chief executive Jamie Barkley said.

The ATC have also launched a Punters Club competition across NSW that will provide the winners with a day out in a fortnight’s time on All Aged Stakes Day.

Clubs that enter the competition and are invited share their best or worst punting tales to give themselves the best chance of winning.

Clubs will be sorted via north, central and south regions and one club in each area will receive 10 free tickets to All Aged Stakes Day at Randwick on April 24.

The tickets will include a reserved table trackside, $1000 ATC dollars to spend on course and funding of up to $1500 to pay for return transport to the venue via mini bus.

Originally published asSell-out for day one of The Championships

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