RACING will take to the Home Hill track again in August – but this time, it will be in a different format, as TAB racing returns to the Burdekin Race Club after an absence of many years.
TAB racing means there will be publicity around the nation for Home Hill, as the races will be broadcast to punters everywhere, with more races, larger fields and increased prize money for owners and trainers.
The main difference will be that the races will take place on a Thursday – August 31, 2023 – and while the number of punters at the track could be down because it is a working day, there will be many more taking their chances with their selections with horses and a track that they may not have seen for many years.
However, the return of the TAB racing will provide a major boost for the Burdekin Club, with the increased levels of prize money attracting racing identities from throughout Queensland resulting in full fields in most events on the day’s program.
The Burdekin Club will also feature a six-event program at its Derby Day Race Program on Saturday, November 4, 2023, following the allocation of an extra race because of the inability of the Charters Towers Club to operate on one of its allocated race days.
The local Club has also conducted jump-outs for trainers and owners on the Home Hill track, in conjunction with the Townsville Club.The jump-outs took place on Tuesday, July 11, with several trainers taking advantage of the opportunity.