A wonderful day beckons this weekend at Warwick Park as the Kempsey Race Club prepares to host their second last meeting for the year.
Janice Ball, racing royalty of the Macleay Valley, will celebrate her birthday with the Ball family entering Blood Red Sky in Race 2.
It's been a special year for the family with Janice and Peter notching up 60 years of marriage back in September.
"She'll have a lovely day - a day at the races is always a good day for Mum and we'll have around 25 people coming to celebrate along with a cake," Janice's daughter, Gaye, told the Argus.
Race club secretary, John Graham, expects a standard but quality showing on Saturday.
"We'll have the 25 coming to celebrate Janice's birthday, and expect around 20 coming up from Forster so we should end up with a nice little crowd," he told the Argus.
Originally the meet was going to feature six races but due to a lack of nomination there will only be five with Race 1 starting at 2:30. The usual COVID rules still apply.
The Macleay Valley will have around four with Ball's gelding in Race 2 along with Hilary Dew's Rizzoli.
Barry Ratcliff has nominated Neptune's Wink in Race 3 and Gwennybegg in Race 4.
Entry for Saturday is $5 with gates open at 11:30am.
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