Sell-outs looming at Jewels

It’s under two months to the IRT Harness Jewels. The raceday will feature nine Group One races, all worth $100,000, at Cambridge Raceway on June 6 and every week we will be checking in with Cambridge Raceway Chief Executive Dave Branch to see how things are progressing in the countdown to the big day.

April 13 :

Two of the premier places to watch this year’s IRT Harness Jewels at Cambridge Raceway are on the verge of selling out.

“We have just 26 seats left in the G.H. Mumm Marquee and just one table left in the IRT Skyline Lounge,” says Cambridge Raceway Chief Executive Dave Branch.

The marquee is top of the range at $3000 for a table of ten, or $320 per person.

“Last time it was a hard sell but really it was the place to be in 2018 and there’s been a lot of demand this time,” says Branch.

The Skyline is on Level Two of the grandstand and has the best views of the racing, at $260 per ticket.

The marquee and the Skyline are expected to sell out soon and then the focus will go on General Admission, at $20 a ticket.

“We are aiming for 5000 people in total, with 3000 in GA , that’s 1000 more than last time, we want it packed shoulder to shoulder,” says Branch , “anyone pre-booking will get a racebook, a $5 betting voucher, a pen and a drink voucher.”

Now that the trans-Tasman travel bubble’s been confirmed around 50 Australians are expected on-course.

Cambridge Raceway has a team of six fulltime staff doing Harness Jewels preparations around their other jobs that include hosting harness and greyhound meetings and running the function side of the business.

“But we will be gearing up as we get nearer, especially with the grounds crew and the volunteers. It’s going to be all on.”

June 6 marks the seventh time the Jewels have been at Cambridge.

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