Christmas treats at Wairio trots


THE Wairio Trotting Club will hold Southern Harness Racing’s major pre-Christmas event at Central Southland Raceway in Winton this weekend.

It is the club’s Cup Day and a great opportunity for a fun day out, particularly with a scarcity of events during recent months.

The public are welcome on course although it has been mandated that anyone attending a racing event must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Proof of double-vaccination status will be required for all attendees over 12 years and 3 months old to gain entry.

The only exceptions will be anyone who provides a Ministry of Health exemption or children who are under 12 years and 3 months old. Wearing of masks is strongly recommended.

The feature race will be the Otautau Four Square Supermarket Wairio Trotting Cup over 2400m for a stake of $20,000.

There will be entertainment aplenty with $2 mini jeep rides for children, a lolly scramble and a visit from Santa Claus.

Losing tote tickets can go into lucky draws throughout the day.

The first race is timed to start at noon.

Admission is free and inquiries regarding tent sites can be made by phoning Southern Harness Racing promotions manager Lindsay Beer on 021 351 499. Photo: File