8 May 2024


…And the bartender said.. No long faces here. Tomorrow TAB will walk retired thoroughbred Elvis, into Terrigal Beach House and pour him a drink to celebrate ahead of The Coast raceday. 

Join star jockey Kerrin McEvoy, Sky Racing Kiersten Duke, and CEO of Gosford Race Club Daniel Lacey between 11:15am – 11:45am at Terrigal Beach House tomorrow as they walk a horse into a bar to promote the Coast Race Day. 

PR Stunt detail as follows. 

Date: 9th May 
Time: 11:15am sharp, followed by lunch at 12pm  
Location: Terrigal Beach House, 40 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal NSW 2260 
Contact: Kat Morgan 0467 072 535 

Talent available for interview:  
•    Daniel Lacey, CEO of Gosford Race Club
•    Kerrin McEvoy, Jockey
•    Richard & Will Freedman, Richard and Will Freedman Stables
•    Kiersten Duke, Sky Racing

CEO of Gosford Race Club Daniel Lacey believes there’s no better way to launch the 2024 Coast Race day than by walking a horse into a bar on the Central Coast’s iconic Terrigal Beach.

“The Coast is our race club’s richest race day, with over $2 million in prize money. It has been a game changer for the industry not to mention the knock-on effect for the regions economy.” 

Sky Racing Presenter Kiersten Duke, a Gosford Race Club Ambassador,  is no stranger to horses.  She has been riding since she was 5 years old and will lead in the horse. 

“I’ve grown up with horses my whole life. Firstly riding as a kid, then working in racing stables and now combing my love for horses and racing as a presenter for Sky,’’ she said.  

“The Coast meeting is really special for me. I’m an ambassador for Gosford Race Club, they’re an innovative club and I’ve really enjoyed working with them to promote their race days and none are bigger than a $2 million day for the club.” 

The Coast market is attracting strong interest despite a Heavy Track expected. TAB Senior Trader Tim Ryan said “Tavi Time ($4) dominates the betting in what shapes as a competitive edition of The Coast. He is 3 for 3 at the mile and punters haven’t missed him, he holds more than half the money invested on the race. Grebeni ($6) will carry top weight and has supporters, while there has also been a good move for his stablemate Williamsburg ($6) in early betting.”