TOP racing will be held alongside fashions in the field, family activities and live music for the Great Western Cup on Sunday, January 22.
Now in its 138th year, the Seppelt Salinger Cup event will open its gates at 11am, with racing to begin about 1.30pm. Live music be provided by Ararat band Mud Madex.
“This is a great way to support the Great Western community,” Great Western Racing Club manager Penny Penfold said.
“There is a lot of offer alongside the main attraction of racing.”
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The Tuckers Hill Quarry boat race is a highlight of the event, inviting teams of people to race their ‘boat’ along the turf to claim the $1000 first prize, $500 second prize and $300 third prize. Entry is free and the rewards are huge, so get your teams of four together (each team must include men and women) to take part in the heats.
In a special offer in 2017, you can save on your entry by coming along with friends. While tickets are $20 at the gate, get together a group of 10 and pre-book online to get in half price at $10 per person.
There will be buses running from Halls Gap, Stawell and Ararat, for which you are encouraged to pre-book.
The buses will leave Ararat Town Hall at 11.30am and Halls Gap service station at 10.30am. The Halls Gap service will also pick up from Stawell Town Hall at 11.30am. The return service will leave Great Western following the band’s performance, which ends at 7.30pm.
The best dressed men and women will be contesting the fashion stakes as part of the Ararat RSL Fashions on the Field (registrations open at 12pm), while children will be able to take part in activities, dance, arts and crafts with Kelly Sports.
Do not miss a sensational day of racing and more at the Seppelt Salinger Great Western Cup.
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