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Albion Park Summer Carnival hot to trot

10:27 PM 15 Oct 2020 NZDT
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Albion Park’s Summer Carnival has been matched by unprecedented sponsorship levels.

The three night Carnival embraces a wide array of feature races on November 28, December 5 and 12.

The Garrards family has affirmed their long term association with the Albion Park club by securing the naming rights on the opening night.

Yet this is only a small part of their generosity which club chairman David Fowler has described as “ a gesture above and beyond their finest contributions over many years”.

Garrards has donated $20,000 to be distributed as cash prizes on the night.

“It’s a case of Christmas coming early. Chris Garrard and his family know no bounds in their support of the industry,” Mr Fowler said.

The $30,660 Be Good Johnny Sprint is the racing feature that night.

Long time member and former committeeman Neil Badcock perpetuates the memory of his parents Ted and Edna with his sponsorship of night two (December 5).

“Neil’s on-going contribution to our club is not only exceedingly generous but gives us the chance to remember two people who loved their harness racing,” Mr Fowler said.

The $50,660 Queensland Cup is the signature race on the second night of the Carnival.

The club’s principal sponsor TAB again has the naming rights to the $175,660 Blacks A Fake, the state’s only Grand Circuit event, which is the Summer Carnival’s pinnacle on night three (December 12).

“Our sponsorship family continues to grow as we welcome Designlife Graphics and are delighted to continue our association with Paul Galvin’s Aqwa Constructions,” Mr Fowler said.

Both companies will play a role during the Summer Carnival.

The Pacers and Chasers Restaurant is certain to be in strong demand on each night as will be the recently-opened “The Creek Bar” which is located adjacent to the home turn.

The Creek Bar will be  exclusive to members and was opened this week in conjunction to the club rolling out its new membership program which becomes effective from January 1 but the several tiers of membership can be purchased now.

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