Glam­orous fam­ily fun at the Deni races

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The ex­cite­ment for the sev­enth an­nual De­niliquin Caulfield Cup Day Race Meet­ing has reached its peak with the per­fect spring con­di­tions fore­cast for to­mor­row.

While there is a chance of a small amount of rain, ac­cord­ing to the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy, it’s ex­pected to be mostly clear con­di­tions for the day.

De­niliquin Rac­ing Club pres­i­dent Rus­sell Dou­glas said weather pre­dic­tions of sun­shine and a top of 23°C should en­cour­age race go­ers to don their race-day at­tire and make sure they are track­side.

‘‘It’s an ab­so­lute pic­ture per­fect out at the track,’’ he said on Wed­nes­day.

‘‘The rain was timed well too with 25mm mea­sured at track from Tues­day’s rain.

‘‘At the present time (Wed­nes­day) the track is a good 4 rat­ing, which is very at­trac­tive for horse train­ers.

‘‘We’ve had a lot of mar­quees booked, and the De Bor­toli Com­mu­nity Mar­quee has also been a suc­cess book­ings wise.

‘‘There’s still one ta­ble left for that mar­quee so I’d sug­gest ev­ery­one should get in quickly to en­joy a day of wine tast­ing and good food.’’

The gates will open at 11am, with the first race ex­pected to start at about 1.30pm.

The six race pro­gram, which in­cludes the cov­eted De­niliquin Cup, will be com­ple­mented by a day full of track­side en­ter­tain­ment.

There will be a num­ber of on-site book­mak­ers and tele­vi­sions set up so you can keep your eye on the metropoli­tan races, with TAB fa­cil­i­ties avail­able if you want to lay some money down else­where.

Away from the track, the pop­u­lar Fash­ions on the Field com­pe­ti­tion is sure to be a hit with seven cat­e­gories for pa­trons of all ages and over $3000 worth in prizes.

There will also be fam­ily friendly en­ter­tain­ment for the kids, with Gomer & The Girl per­form­ing live to close out the day.

Get­ting to and from the race­course will be sim­ple, with a bus ser­vice pro­vided by Pur­tills.

The buses head out to the race­course be­fore the first race and make sev­eral re­turn trips af­ter the pro­gram is com­pleted.

En­try to the races is $20, with race books avail­able at $2 each. Chil­dren get in free.

Rachel Bray­bon is ex­cited for a fam­ily day out with her chil­dren (from left) Ava (7), Henry (2) and Lu­cas (5).

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