Big day planned as Horsham attracts star drivers to town

All is in readiness for great racing at Horsham on Monday afternoon with a nine-event card to celebrate the club's 14th Industry Participants Appreciation Day and 34th Decron Horse Care Noel Smith Memorial Invitational Drivers Championship.

Harness Racing.
Harness Racing. Picture: HRV

"Monday at Horsham, and meetings anywhere anytime, just can't happen without the ongoing commitment of our trainers, owners, drivers, breeders, stable hands and their families," club president Terry Lewis said.

"It's terrific that so many of our sponsors have put their hands up to recognise their efforts.

"We have loads of product, merchandise and voucher giveaways thanks to Decron Horse Care, Carbine Chemicals, World's Best Hoof Oil, Hygain, Hyland Racing Colours, Zilco, Oringi Protection Wear, Mustad Australia, Flyveils by Design, Grafx-inc Helmet Artwork, Cellarbrations Horsham, Virbac Australia, Claire Weston Photography, Norton Estate Wines and Melton Entertainment Park and Mantra Hotels.

"And all participants will enjoy race day hospitality courtesy of the Victorian Trainers and Drivers Association and Horsham Harness Racing Club.

"Stables big and small have really backed the meeting with 105 acceptors, full fields and a record six ratings-exempt heats of our Drivers Invitational.

"The 10 invitees come from top down on the 2023 Victorian Metropolitan Premiership table and automatically includes the defending champion. With Mark Pitt and Kate Gath unavailable for Monday, we simply continue down the list for a full field."