Nuwara Eliya which is the home of horse racing in Sri Lanka will come alive with excitement when the Royal Turf Club will begin the racing season on August 20.
“Seven races are programmed for the meeting on that day for which just under Rs 2,000,000 in prize money will be distributed. The feature race will be The RTC Breeze up Auction Class 1 Handicap over 1400M with entries closing at 10am on August 15, 2016”, said CEO, RTC Wayne Wood.
As always there will also be prizes galore on offer. The best dressed lady will get an item of jewellery courtesy Sifani Jewellers, while the best dressed gentleman will get a voucher from Hameedias. The Best Hat will receive a gift pack and vouchers from Spa Ceylon, while Spa Ceylon will also give out gift packs for all VIP invitees.
The new set of starting gates, the new saddling and sampling area will also be completed for the races and spectators are assured of a weekend of fun up in little England
Fashion shows by Ramona Oshini, music by Popular Bands, entertainment for kids and all the fun associated with clean racing is on the cards.