STAWELL - Racing makes a long awaited return to Stawell today when the Stawell Racing Club hosts an eight race program.
The club hasn't raced since April, but is looking forward to a big 2013/14 season ahead.
Today's racing at Stawell kicks off a busy month, which will also see a meeting hosted by the club on Monday, September 30.
Following on from this, the club has pulled off a major coup by securing a meeting on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday, November 5, which is being sponsored by Eventide Homes Stawell.
The club has already been busy planning for what it hopes will be a great family atmosphere on the Eventide Homes Stawell Melbourne Cup Day. Features will include entertainment for the whole family, an excellent race program and a Cup Day luncheon in the upstairs dining room. Bookings for the luncheon are essential by phoning 0409 953 023.
Race day marquee packages are also available on the day.
The focus will then turn to the big Christmas Race Day on Saturday, December 14, which traditionally has been a major success for the club.
Today's racing kicks off at 12.40pm with the running of the Boronia Peak Villas Maiden Plate and the last race on the program is at 4.50pm.