Aggies Races shaping up to be a blockbuster day out

Charles Sturt University veterinary student Grace Glynn helps out track side at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
Charles Sturt University veterinary student Grace Glynn helps out track side at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.

It’s popularity is second only to the Gold Cup, and with 5000 tickets already sold, this year’s Wagga Agricultural Races are promising to be a cracking day out.

William Whiteley, organiser of the Aggies Race Day, as it’s fondly known, believes it’s not just the promise of a great day out that draws people to the annual event.

The day is also a fundraiser for Aggies ‘old boy’ Pete Worsley, who was left a quadriplegic after breaking his neck playing rugby union in 1988.

Each year since then, the event has raised at least $30,000 to help Mr Worsley.

“It is going to be a good fun day,” Mr Whiteley said.

Murrumbidgee Turf Club chief executive officer Scott Sanbrook said pre-sales tickets had been bought by people as far away as Queensland and Tasmania. Tickets will be available at the gate.