Hitting the track at Moe

COUNTRY racing returns this week with the free Friday Arvo Races at Moe Racing Club.

The club has put its track troubles of the past few years behind it, with chief executive David McKinnon saying the course was now in excellent condition.

“The track’s racing exceptionally well – we got it through the winter program with no hiccups,” McKinnon said.

“We are very pleased with how it is running at the moment.”

McKinnon said it should be an enjoyable day, with the last race of the meet being the highlight.

“It’s just going to be a good relaxing afternoon of country racing,” McKinnon said.

“We normally get around 500 (people attend) on a midweek race day, so we are expecting a good midweek crowd.”

Although nothing had been planned for Remembrance Day at the races, McKinnon said the club expected the RSL to have something at the track on the day.

The club will stay open after the meet for the Moonee Valley Remembrance Day races, with enthusiastic racing fans able to stay back to watch the races on the screens.

“It leads onto Moonee Valley who are having night races so racing fans can stay and watch that at our venue too,” McKinnon said.

Gates open at 11am on Friday, with the first race starting about 1pm.

General entry is free and there are hospitality packages available starting from $65.

For more information, visit the Moe Racing Club website.