Theyre off and racing...

The 2006 Face of the Lismore Cup, Emma Youngberry, with strapper Wayne Carroll from Tucki Tucki and Louli, who will be competing at next Thursdays Lismore Race Day.

Next Thursday, September 28, is a half day holiday in Lismore and more than 10,000 people are expected to converge on Lismores racecourse for the annual Lismore Race Day.

Lismore Turf Club secretary/manager, Michael Timbrell, is expecting more entries than ever before in Fashions on the Field and says if the weather stays fine, they expect to see record crowds.

Its an Aussie tradition to have a punt and its not about spending vast amounts of money its simply a chance to dress up, have fun and cheer on the horses, said Michael. We do want to remind people that its a licensed premises and by law you are not allowed to bring alcohol onto the racetrack. You can come with a picnic hamper to enjoy on the grass, but well be checking for alcohol, so be warned.

Gates open at 11am with the eight-race program starting at 1pm. Entry is $15 for adults and free for under 18s, but they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Kirklands are running a $2 shuttle bus starting at 12pm from the Lismore Transit Centre, which will ferry people to racecourse every 15 minutes. The bus will run until 2.30pm, and will recommence at the racecourse at 4.30pm, dropping people back in the CBD.

Theres also plenty of secure parking at the racecourse and people are welcome to leave their cars overnight.

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