ALBURY Racing Club is set to stage its first meeting for six weeks on Saturday.
The track has been closed since late October to undergo drainage works.
It was recommended by Racing NSW the track undertake rectification to improve drainage in the wake of the Albury Gold Cup being abandoned in March after a freak thunderstorm on cup morning left the track unsafe for racing.
Club chief, Steve Hetherton, said the track had recovered well despite the lack of rain during the spring and the unusually colder start to summer.
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"The weather hasn't been on our side as far as it being warmer so the track can regenerate and grow," Hetherton said.
"But we are able to race.
"Ideally we would have loved another couple of weeks.
"But our track staff have done a tremendous job given the circumstances."
The club has attracted 103 nominations for the six-race card.
Hetherton said plenty of local businesses had already pre-booked for Saturday's meeting.
"The Christmas parties create a great atmosphere and it should also be a terrific family fun day with plenty of free activities planned for the children," he said.
"Santa will be making a visit on the day and there is plenty of rides and entertainment for the kids.
"So apart from the racing action there is a fair bit of other entertainment and the forecast is fine and sunny."