Giddy-up for Gold Cup
The Victoria Spring racing season has started and that means the 62nd Berrigan Gold Cup is fast approaching.
Held annually on Victoria Derby Day at the Berrigan District Racing Club, this event is the perfect opportunity for Berrigan locals and surrounding district to get a taste for the Spring racing season.
The $15,000 Gold Cup is a great chance for local trainers to show off their hard work, and for smaller country trainers to use it as a the lead up for bigger races.
The card will have a total of six events with a spread of sprinting to middle distance races.
Assistant Secretary Janine Murphy said Berrigan Cup Day is a prime example of quality country racing.
‘‘The club has been moving progressively forward looking towards a bright future of country racing at its best.
‘‘The track is being meticulously prepared for the big day with horses travelling from NSW and Victoria.
‘‘The grounds are looking fabulous and ready to welcome the crowd of eager punters and partygoers.’’
The Gold Cup was first run in 1955 and the inaugural winner was Belle Cavale who went on to win it again 1956.
Last year’s winner was Zarreig, ridden by Bradley Vale, for Leeton trainer Peter Clancy.
The Berrigan Cup not only is an action packed afternoon of thoroughbred racing but a really good chance to wear your best outfits and parade them at Fashions on the Field.
The Berrigan Cup is on Saturday, November 4, entry is $20, aged pensions $10, children under 16 enter free.
For more information, visit www.berriganraceclub.com and find the club on Facebook. WELSH MOUNTAIN PONIES
RIGHT: Emily Pearn, holding daughter Sophie and Joanne Raper with one of Ripple Brook Stud mares Fairway Misty.
Jockey Bradley Vale and Zarreig trainer Peter Clancy after last year’s cup win.