Harness racing returns to Allman Park

Horse driven by leading Queensland trainer and driver Darrel Graham who is expected to support the Warwick meeting once again. Picture: WARWICK TURF CLUB

By Jess Baker

After a three-year hiatus, the much loved Warwick Trots are set to return to Allman Park next Sunday, 6 December. The Darling Downs Harness Racing Club has worked in partnership with Racing Queensland and the Warwick Turf Club to secure and host the meeting, and members expect to see a significant turnout of support.

Event organiser and racecaller Anthony Collins said the event is always “very well-attended”, but this year will be like no other.

“Both the TAB and Sky Channel will be running the Warwick Pacing Cup,” he said.

“It’s also the first time we’re putting on a sprint race.”

Anthony said that although Covid-19 has put pressure on organisers, the event will provide a great opportunity for friends and family to catch up and have some fun. Gates will open at 11am, the races will begin at 12pm, and the bookmakers, the bar and barbecue will be operating all day long.

“It’s a great opportunity to forget about 2020 for a day,” Anthony said.

“Even Covid-19 couldn’t kill the races this year.”

Anthony said he is pleased to have harness racing back in Warwick, and punters and patrons can expect to enjoy the usual levels of hospitality and entertainment.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at eventbrite.com.au. For further enquires, contact the Warwick Turf Club at 4661 1023 or Anthony at 0498 123 440.