Record in­ter­est

Mar­quees prove pop­u­lar at lo­cal Caulfield Cup race day

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - OUT & ABOUT -

The lo­cal race track is nice and green and the De­niliquin Rac­ing Club has taken a record num­ber of mar­quee pack­age book­ings, point­ing to a mas­sive Caulfield Cup race day in De­niliquin next week­end.

De­niliquin Rac­ing Club sec­re­tary Belinda Weibye said pun­ters can ex­pect a qual­ity day out on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21.

It fea­tures a six race card, in­clud­ing the cov­eted De­niliquin Cup.

Ms Weibye said the track­side ac­tion is equally at­trac­tive, and that all the fun is avail­able for an un­changed en­try price of $20.

‘‘Our Caulfield Cup Day races in Deni grow in pop­u­lar­ity with lo­cals, tourists and the rac­ing fra­ter­nity ev­ery year and this year’s race day prom­ises to be no ex­cep­tion,’’ Ms Weibye said.

‘‘The Deni Race Club takes pride in sup­port­ing coun­try meet­ings and the train­ers, own­ers and jock­eys, as well as up and com­ing horses.

‘‘Over the years some top class horses have had their ini­ti­a­tion rac­ing in De­niliquin. These in­clude Crafts­man, Paign­ton, Com­mis­sion Red and Sir Boom, to name just a few.

‘‘This year the mar­quee pack­ages are prov­ing pop­u­lar; the ex­tended, grassed hill af­fords ex­cel­lent, un­in­ter­rupted view­ing around the track. The un­der­cover bet­ting shed houses the on-site book­ies, na­tional race cov­er­age and TAB fa­cil­i­ties.

‘‘There will be free en­ter­tain­ment for the kids, wheel­bar­row raf­fles and the ever pop­u­lar Fash­ions On The Field.

‘‘A free bus ser­vice shut­tles to and from town, so stay around af­ter the last race and en­joy live mu­sic with ‘Gomer & The Girl’.’’

Ms Weibye said the most watched track­side event at the De­niliquin Caulfield Cup Day race meet is the Fash­ions on the Field.

There will be cat­e­gories for young race­go­ers, men and ladies.

Af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s com­pe­ti­tion, Ms Weibye con­firmed the sep­a­rate cat­e­gory and prize for ‘Best Ladies Headpiece Ex­hibit­ing Millinery Ex­cel­lence’ has been re­tained.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the race day, or the De­niliquin Rac­ing Club and its other events, go to www.face­ de­niliquin­rac­ing­club.

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