Canterbury - Get the family trackside on Saturday

1It’s not often that Canterbury hosts a Saturday metropolitan meeting and to ensure that the word gets spread, the Australian Turf Club has formed a partnership with the area’s local newspaper to deliver a great raceday on Saturday.  Canterbury Bankstown Express Family Fun Day is the perfect chance for the community to share the excitement of thoroughbred racing with all the family.

The racing action sees a competitive field line up for the $100,000 Canterbury BMW Lord Mayor’s Cup over 1900m.

The race, which has a 67-year history, has been moved to Canterbury Park as Rosehill Gardens hosts the mammoth NSW Caravan, Camping, 4WD and Holiday Supershow.

The Cup is one of eight races on Saturday’s program which starts at 12.25pm and finishes at 4.40pm.

There will be an array of free activities and rides to keep the kids amused including an animal petting farm, giant jumping castle, vertical bungee, pony rides and for the little kids, a mechanical tea cup ride.

Plus, all patrons will have the chance to win a $1,500 Tooheys New Golden Rose Day experience for four guests in September including two nights’ accommodation at Rydges Parramatta, Members tickets to Rosehill Gardens and an a la carte lunch in the exclusive Winning Post Restaurant.

The lawn area at Canterbury Park is expansive, making it a popular choice for families looking for a unique place to share a picnic style lunch which can include several options from the food outlets on course or a sausage sandwich from the barbecue.

Adults’ entry is just $12 (available at the gate) and all children are free.

Canterbury Park is located about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Canterbury Station. There is also a race day shuttle service from Ashfield, Strathfield and Canterbury stations. Free car parking is located in the in-field and off King Street.