Always wanted to own a racehorse?

Here’s your chance to own one for free!

We are excited to give away one of the most desirable prizes of 2021: a 5% share in thoroughbred racehorse, ‘Empire Royal’.

Belonging to the owner of The Royal Richmond Hotel, Peter Wynne, Empire Royal is a two-year-old gelding by ‘Astern’ out of ‘Caribbean Concert’, trained by Brad Widdup based in the Hawkesbury Valley.

How to enter

To be in the running to win a 5% share in ‘Empire Royal’ with no strings attached, you need to get yourself a ticket in the big raffle. Tickets are just $10, available for purchase at the pub. You can buy as many as you like, from now until the draw.

The raffle will be drawn at The Royal Richmond Hotel on Golden Slipper Race Day, Saturday 20 March, at the conclusion of the main race. It will be drawn by Bruce Earle, captain of Freeman’s Reach Rural Fire Service, and all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Freeman’s Reach RFS.

Come get your tickets and help the local community in the process. And who knows, with a bit of luck you may be trackside watching your very own ‘Empire Royal’ flash past the post some time in the near future!

Terms & Conditions

  • You must be over the age of 18 to participate in the raffle.
  • You can purchase more than one ticket in the raffle.
  • Tickets are $10 each.
  • Tickets must be purchased in person at The Royal Richmond Hotel.
  • In order to win, the ticket must be present at the pub at the time of the draw on Saturday 20 March 2021.
  • If the winning ticket is not present, the raffle will be redrawn until an attendee presents the prize winning ticket.


In the lead up to the big draw, we will be hosting an exciting day of racing-related festivities on Wednesday 17 March.

The Royal Richmond Hotel will be transformed into a live studio to broadcast Racing HQ, with renowned Sky Racing/Sky Sports Radio presenters and race callers, Dave Stanley and Luke Marlow joining us from 9am.

After the broadcast, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet Dave and Luke, with a hosted Q&A at the pub, followed by a delicious two-course lunch in our newly renovated bistro, for $50 per person (plus booking fee).

Throughout lunch, you will have the chance to participate in a fun tipping competition hosted by TAB NSW, with prizes including 10 members tickets (valued at $80 each) for Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick Racecourse on 3 April 2021.

You’ll also have the change to purchase tickets in the big raffle!

Secure your seat at the lunch event now.

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