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.