Conditions improving at Kembla Grange

HORSE RACING

As The Championships reaches a climax in Sydney, punters will be glad just to see racing return to Kembla Grange.

Close to 300 millimetres of rain over a fortnight saw the track's last raceday abandoned, and has wreaked havoc across provincial circuits statewide.

A week of improved weather will ensure racing at Kembla on Saturday, with packed fields set to contest all eight races on the card.

"It has been wet everywhere and horses need a place to go at the moment," Kembla Grange chief executive Peter De Vries said.

Kembla Grange boss Peter de Vries will welcome a full day's racing at the track on Saturday. Picture: ROBERT PEET

Kembla Grange boss Peter de Vries will welcome a full day's racing at the track on Saturday. Picture: ROBERT PEET

"We don't anticipate we are going to have too many scratchings because we have got lots of emergencies that will fill up the field anyway."

Kembla was listed in the slow range on Friday but De Vries said the track had the potential to be upgraded to a dead track before the end of Saturday's raceday.

"We think by the time we race, the track will be in pretty good nick considering," De Vries said.

De Vries is confident thousands of punters will descend on racing headquarters for the final day of The Championships in Sydney, but encouraged those who aren't venturing up the Princes Highway to head just south of Wollongong.

"I think they will get a good crowd up there ... any overflow who wants to come down to our place is quite welcome."

The meeting is the Illawarra Turf Club's annual Centenary of Anzac race meeting and will honour those who served at 11.30am. The meeting will commence at 12.30pm.

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