EVERYTHING is set and in place for this weekend's Leeton Races and the on-track action is set to be the best in years.
That's according to Leeton Jockey Club president Grant Fitzsimon, who says the quality of competitors in each of the six years is second-to-none in 2019.
The six-race program will feature several local horses, as well as those from across the wider region. Prize money for each race is $8000, with the Leeton Cup jumping to $10,000.
Trainers, jockeys and horses are also travelling from places such as Canberra and the Victorian border to take part in what is known as Leeton's "social day out of the year".
Fitzsimon said the track was also in good shape ahead of the event.
"We had about an inch of rain late last week and that's really topped it off," he said.
"It's looking very good. Everything is in place for another good meeting.
"It may be a little bit cooler, but our facilities will have everyone covered. Rug up and you can be undercover."
Fields for the race program were released on Thursday morning.
"It's the strongest field we've had for a number of years, which is really pleasing for us as a club," Fitzsimon said.
"Hopefully everyone comes out and supports us. Josh Richards, who is a former Leeton jockey but has moved across to Wagga will be in action. Everyone enjoys supporting the locals."
Gates open on Saturday at the Leeton Jockey Club at 11.30am. The first race will be at 12.55pm. Entry is $15 or $5 for pensioners.
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