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Race into luncheon

Takeover Target, who famously won the Ramornie Handicap in 2004, will make a guest appearance at the Ladies Day Prelude Luncheon.
Takeover Target, who famously won the Ramornie Handicap in 2004, will make a guest appearance at the Ladies Day Prelude Luncheon.

RESTAURATEUR Liza Bloomer is on track to host one of the July Racing Carnival's premier social events today.

Her riverside restaurant No.1 Duke Street will come alive with fashion, flair and a bit of horsing around as her guests raise their champagne glasses and toast the Ladies Day Prelude Luncheon.

Organised in conjunction with the Clarence River Jockey Club as a special celebration ahead of tomorrow's Black Auto Ladies Day South Grafton Cup race meeting at Grafton Racecourse, the luncheon will welcome retired Australian champion sprinter and 2004 Ramornie Handicap winner Takeover Target.

The much-loved gelding is expected to arrive to a rousing reception when he makes his guest appearance at 12.30pm.

Although Takeover Target will not be signing autographs, Ms Bloomer is confident the popular former racehorse will draw a healthy crowd to her establishment.

"The event may be called the Ladies Day Prelude Luncheon, but I would love to see some gentlemen come a long today. Every bloke I have spoken to so far has been very keen to get up close with Takeover Target," she said.

"I'm delighted he will be here today. I hope a lot of people come along to see him.

"No.1 Duke Street will also be hosting a creative hat competition for the ladies so I'm encouraging everyone to dress up and wear something colourful and eye-catching."

The winner will be treated to a delicious dinner valued at $100 at No.1 Duke Street.

Ms Bloomer said attendees would be treated to a wonderful selection of nibbles, which include chicken and cucumber sandwiches and strawberry and passionfruit shortcakes.

"Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of bubbles when they arrive," Ms Bloomer added.

"I also hope the weather stays fine for today's event. Everyone is so tired of the wet weather; it would be nice if we could see some sunshine."

Anyone interested in attending the event is invited to contact Ms Bloomer at No.1 Duke Street on 6643 1010.

The Ladies Day Prelude Luncheon will be held between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Topics:  july racing carnival




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