The Stanthorpe Jockey Club’s Annual Cup Day is set to lift the spirits of the district on Saturday 19 October after the ongoing drought and recent bushfires.
The Club anticipates a large crowd with both the Caulfield Cup and The Everest in Sydney to be run on the day.
In a boost for the Club a heat of the Country Cups Challenge will be run as the K&A Building Stanthorpe Cup over 1400 metres. A strong support card guarantees a great day of racing. The Cup is a $15,000 event supported by four $8450 races. The winner and placegetters of the Cup are eligible for the final of the Challenge to be held at Doomben in December.
More than 2000 punters are expected to walk through the gates to be greeted by marquees, bars, canteen and at least 12 bookmakers. A new covered betting ring will be in operation for the first time, adding to an already impressive facility. The well-grassed track guarantees a great day’s racing and the Club is anticipating great fields in what will be a fantastic day at the races.
The racing will be supported by the very popular ‘Fashions on the Field’ and a live band after the last race. Gates open at 10am with the first local at 1.30pm. Crisps Coaches will again run free services to the races from 10am and return to town from 5pm. Patrons are reminded that Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• For more information ring Jill on 0400 361 186 or visit www.wineracing.org