Roma Cup confirmed to go ahead November 21.
Roma Cup confirmed to go ahead November 21.

REVEALED: Everything you need to know about Roma Cup 2020

ROMA punters can finally rejoice that the largest calendar event in the southwest has been confirmed to go ahead after months of uncertainty - and it will be more exclusive than ever before.

The Roma Turf Club has confirmed November 21 has been given the all clear and the club’s vice president Peter Flynn said the crowd will be limited to 1500 people.

However, 250 of those spots will be allocated to owners, trainers, jockeys and staff so 1250 tickets will be available to the general public.

Members and locals will be given priority to purchase the $40 tickets on Wednesday, October 28.

Tickets will then open up to the general public on Friday, October 30.

Nearly $150,000 worth of prize money is up for grabs, with the Roma Cup race worth $35,000.

“Two of the races on the program will be part of a series which will qualify for the Brisbane races on Saturday, December 5,” Mr Flynn said.

“The Roma Cup race will be the last qualifying event for the races in Brisbane.”

The vice president said the club will follow the COVID Safe plan from Queensland Health and Queensland Racing.

“We will have strict social distancing, there won’t be any large marquees like previous years but the space is big enough for people to spread out,” Mr Flynn said.

“We will have one marquee near the bar area.

“And we will use the grandstand and pop up tents.

“Fashions on the field will still go ahead, but at a limited number due to social distancing.”

He said that unfortunately the Turf Club won’t be allowing anyone to camp after the event which is a positive for motels in town.

“This would be good for the local business community because everyone travelling to the event will stay at a local motel,” he said.

“We also won’t be able to provide entertainment after the function so anyone who leaves the races will be spending dollars in town.”


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