Toowoomba Turf Club officials are looking to build on the positives of Australians’ long tradition and history with gambling. This tradition and history has been built upon the legacy of a horse racing event that is world class. The well-developed industry, with huge international horse racing events, legendary horses and jockeys and respected breeding lines, horse racing and Australia have their histories and destinies entwined, is beautifully represented in their Weetwood race day. Clifford Park has become an official player in a revamped Queensland Winter Carnival program.
Toowoomba Turf Club’s historic stand-alone metropolitan Weetwood race day carried $750,000 in prize money with the Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba Cup highlighting the race card. Toowoomba Turf Club have proved they can run a major metropolitan meeting, and the event seems by all reports to be clear to grow significantly in the coming years.
Popularity of the Event
Metropolitan horse race meetings are popular both on and offline, with the Toowoomba Turf Clubs’ Weetwood Race Day being a case in point. The Weetwood Handicap is synonymous with Toowoomba. For more than 100 years this race has attracted fans to Clifford Park to celebrate Toowoomba’s greatest raceday. In 2016 the Toowoomba Turf Club will celebrate the 126th running of the Weetwood Handicap.
The Weetwood will continue to be a stand-alone metropolitan Saturday race meeting status as part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and is scheduled for Saturday May 7, 2016. The 2016 Weetwood will be the richest race day ever conducted at Clifford Park. Over $650 000 in prize money, four black-type races and the stars of the Queensland racing industry will deliver the largest race meeting on record. An expected 6,000 spectators from Toowoomba, south-east Queensland and interstate will line the straight to participate in the race day.
The Weetwood Race Day in 2019
In 2016 the Weetwood race day will experience a revolution, a transformation to one of the region’s premier events, and as a consequence, punters can take part in this event from all over the world. Clearly learning about the horses taking part in this Racing Carnival is essential to improving the chances of predicting the outcome of the race. Whilst there is no ‘winning formula’ to metropolitan racing at this level, knowing about the horses’ age, form, distance preferences, jockey, trainer, handicap and lane draw at the Weetwood race day is certainly key to successful and lucrative horse and jockey combination. Horse racing sites recognise the importance of this information and will all be providing information and details on this event in Toowoomba.
The online betting facilities available at Toowoomba’s Weetwood race day are going to be impressive, with a huge choice of USA online betting variants and wagering options. These facilities that are available for Antipodean access are also highly rated for their quality, high gaming standards, generous welcome bonuses and secure, safe online gambling conditions.
In 2015, the Toowoomba Cup was graced with the appearance of Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse who witnessed her promising imported stayer Pornichet win the cup. This indicates the significance of the event and it is hoped the trend continues.