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Saturday Crowd To See More Of New Randwick Grandstand

Friday, 9th August 2013

Additional areas of the new Royal Randwick grandstand will be opened for the first time tomorrow with the running of the Gr3 McGrath Missile Stakes heralding the approaching Spring Carnival. Plans are also being finalised by the ATC regarding guided tours for its customers, sponsors, members, industry participants and the general public which are expected to be held in the coming weeks and throughout the Spring Carnival. ATC CEO Darren Pearce noted that raceday crowds would now be able to move more freely through the world-class facility, with Level 3 offering both members and the public panoramic views of the entire racecourse, as well as the Theatre of the Horse, city skyline and Centennial Park. Pearce commented, "The Missile will be a magnificent spectacle from the level 3 outdoor seating deck which has without doubt one of the best views on any racetrack in the world." He added, "We are very proud of the grandstand and the different levels of experience it will be able to offer everyone who comes to the races ... Saturday will be the next step as we continue to listen to members, punters and the general public on how best to use such a wonderful facility." The ATC has also named the opening race tomorrow the Simone Montgomerie Tribute, following her tragic passing after a race fall in Darwin on Monday, with the club and Racing NSW uniting with racing clubs and fans across Australia in donating funds to the trust fund. Pearce commented on the initiative, "We also want to make sure everyone gets a chance to remember Simone Montgomerie on Saturday and recognise the risks all jockeys take every time they ride.''

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