Racing "excited" to be welcoming back the crowds
Orange means go for racing fans, and the timing couldn't be better starting at Wyndham this afternoon.
The Government's announced a relaxation in the traffic lights system and that's good news for anyone wanting to go the races. All limits have now gone.
From today the 200 people limit inside is no longer in force, and people wanting to get service from the bar do not have to be seated and attended to.
Wyndham's meeting, which includes the Group Two Kindergarten Stakes at 3.43pm, is the first meeting that will operate under the new system , followed by Cambridge's big meeting tonight that features the $900,000 The Race at 8.55 pm.
"It's great to see the lowering to orange setting," says Wyndham Harness Racing Club president Bathan Muir, "we are excited to welcome everyone on course."
At Cambridge all 500 hospitality seats have been sold with hopes there could be another 1500 people in general admission.
Addington Raceway is also looking forward to an end to what they call "some challenging times over the last 18 months" just in time for what's promising to be a massive meeting on Saturday. The day's feature is the $100,000 Country Cups Chamnpionship Final along with five $30,000 RATTO races for the trotters and pacers.
Their main bar Spectators is open for food and beverage purchases. Cash will be accepted again, and tote operators will be back on course.
"There is is no need for the three S’s … seated, separated, and served."
All winners will also be welcomed into the Breckon's Winning Owners Board after each race.
Meetings over the Easter weekend : Today - Wyndham and Cambridge
: Saturday - Addington
: Monday - Banks Peninsula at Motukarara