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New Years Eve will be a spectacular night for Parkes and District families who attend the Parkes Harness Racing Club Carnival Of Cups meeting.

PARKES HARNESS Racing Club New Year's Eve Meeting Carnival of Cups 2016

The racing on the track will feature the running of the Parkes Leagues Club Golden Bar and the Langlands Hanlon Sprint, both races carry $12,000 in prizemoney so they are sure to attract some of the districts best horses to do battle. Other feature races to be run will be the Medlyns/Castrol Gig Final of $7000 and a new Rio Meteor Sulky, Life Members Pace of $7000 , Lachlan Valley Vet Clinic Locals Pace also of $7000. The remaining races will be all for $6000 and the sponsors are Col Fletcher Ford, Telescope Tyres and Terry Brothers Carpet Court.

The Parkes Club received an award at the recent Harness Racing NSW Awards night for the corresponding meeting last year and the club committee have been working hard to ensure that this meeting will be even better promising exciting racing and more off course entertainment for families to see the old year out and celebrate the New Year. There will be free Jumping Castles and Face Painting along with Bike and Scooter giveaways throughout the night. A Photo Booth will be in operation for everyone to capture their memories of the night. A free sweepstakes will be held on one of the races on the night with prizes for everyone who draws a horse. The evening will climax with a spectacular Fireworks Display . This will be held approximately 45 minutes after the last race on the night to allow the horses to be removed from the venue so as not to frighten them. The Showground/Paceway gates in Mitchell Street will be open from 5.30pm and there are full canteen and bar facilities available. The Parkes Harness Racing Club will also be holding a meeting on Wednesday December 28th and this meeting will feature the running of the Bruce Large Memorial and 7 other exciting races. For further information you can contact the club on 0427 415 098 or at

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