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Big race programme for Racing Tauranga

A 12 week race programme is on the schedule for today. Supplied photo.

No one can remember the last time a 12 race programme was scheduled at Racing Tauranga, but that’s what’s in store for race goers today.

Racing Tauranga general manger Louise Dean says the fact the races were abandoned last week at Avondale, due to a wet track.

“All up, we have 84 trainers with horses entered in the 12 race programme, which will start at 11.40am and finish just before 6pm.”

Ian Innes, publisher for the race books in the Northern Region for more than 30 years, says “it’s the most horses in one book in his memory with 139 horses entered”.

Local trainers are well represented with 14 locally trained horses entered, on a day that has nine maiden races, as horses look for their first win.

The track on Monday was sitting at a Dead 4, but the expected rain may push that out, but with a fine day expected on today, conditions should be ideal.

A mid-week meeting at Tauranga two weeks, back saw a great crowd of spectators and owners after six months of not being allowed on course, because of COVID restrictions.

“Once again a good crowd is expected.

“Entry is free.”

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