Need an insider tip? Keen to know how the track is shaping up?
Here's your preview to our upcoming raceday complete with Craig Baker's thoughts on the day's feature race, speed maps and some tips from the office lads.
This morning the track was a Dead 6 however there's rain forecast for both today and tomorrow.
If it arrives, the track will likely move into the Slow 8/9 range for racing.
Feature race preview
Race 5 | 1.52pm | Listed $50,000 Mainland Auckland Futurity Stakes (1400m)
Looking at the speed map, Atullibigeal is the likely leader with Lady Maroal sitting midfield. If Lady Maroal can get an economical run from a sticky draw, I expect her to run past Atullibigeal in the straight. That said, there's not much between the pair.
In addition to the above, the danger for me is Te Poropiti.
More good things to know about our Irish Raceday:
10.30am: Gates open
11.32am: Race 1 (of 9)
2.30pm / 3.30pm (approx): Irish dancing performances in the Newmarket Room
4.16pm: Last race
THEN one of our most-requested bands kicks off in the Newmarket Room (ground floor, Ellerslie Stand)
6.30pm: Event closes (and you can catch the free buses to Doolan Brothers Newmarket)
General admission and access into the Irish Party is FREE
Ascot Stand tickets are available to purchase for $20pp and are complimentary to Club Members
More racing info
Need some tips?
Sponsorship Manager Bill Heap rates:
Race 6 | 2.27pm | CELEBRATING TE AKAU’S BLACK TYPE WINNERS AT ELLERSLIE 1100 | Shosone (#10) | Bet: Win