The stage is set for the Narooma Cup, with a feast of quality racing at the Moruya Jockey Club to start the New Year.
Cool conditions greeted trainers and punters at the site on Monday morning ahead of the opening race at 1.04pm.
Moruya Jockey Club manager Brian Cowden said he expected a big crowd through the gates for the first meet of the new year.
“It’s a perfect day for racing,” he said.
“The weather is a bit too cool for the beach, so I think people will pack their bags and head out to the races, where it will be a lovely 24 degrees.
“We have an excellent field for the Narooma Cup, as well as some other really strong races across the afternoon, so it should be a good day.”
The eight race program starts at 1.04pm, with the Narooma Cup at 4.44pm.