Big-time harness racing action is at Penrith Paceway over the next month as racing fans are treated to many action-packed Thursday night meetings.
Penrith Paceway is the heart of the harness racing in Sydney's west.
Chief executive Lorraine Pozza said meetings always attract good crowds.
"There is no racing next Thursday, March 21, as it one of the few times we don't race on Thursday throughout the year," Pozza said.
The next meeting is on Thursday, March 28, the Easter meeting, when there are a lot of activities for families, such as face-painting, the jumping castle and top-class harness racing.
Ms Pozza said one of the club's biggest meetings of the year is the annual Renshaw Cup meeting on Thursday, April 18. Details: clubpacewaypenrith.com.au.
Blacktown made the finals for the first since joining the Sydney first-grade cricket competition in 2002.
They came prepared against Eastern Suburbs last Saturday and the details are easy to recount.
Easts batted first and made 8-182, with Corey Collymore taking 4-25.
Blacktown reached the target for the loss of seven wickets, with Matthew Foster taking them there, scoring 87.
Appropriate, because the allrounder and NSW U/19 and U/23 player is one of the young players of Blacktown's future.
Win, lose or draw this weekend, Clark said a final was just the start of Blacktown's future.
The only downer from the weekend was that former West Indian opening bowler Collymore, just as inspirational, had to fly out yesterday and fulfil English county cricket commitments. He'd taken 25 wickets at 15.56.