The general manager of Fontwell Park wants to establish the West Sussex venue's Boxing Day meeting.
Last year's inaugural festive card was cancelled due to poor weather.
Phil Bell told BBC Sussex: "This is effectively year one. We are expecting the biggest crowd we have had for many, many years.
"We've spent around £9 million in the last seven years. It's vastly improved and we think it is the best 'small' racecourse in the UK."
He added: "I think it will be a great afternoon to spend outdoors at Fontwell."