Li­censed club backs cup meeting

The Northern Star - - SPORT - Ge­off Newl­ing Rac­ing cor­re­spon­dent

THE Wests En­ter­tain­ment Group and Tam­worth Jockey Club have re­newed an old re­la­tion­ship to kick the $150,000 Mer­cure Tam­worth Cup (1400m) up to a new level.

Jockey club gen­eral man­ager Kay Jef­frey and Wests chief ex­ec­u­tive Rod Laing be­lieve a new two-year spon­sor­ship will be the start of a ma­jor part­ner­ship for the two or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The Tam­worth Cup meeting will be run on Sun­day, April 29.

“It’s a great step for­ward and ben­e­fi­cial to us both,” Jef­frey said.

“This year’s Mer­cure Tam­worth Cup is also worth $150,000, up $50,000 from last year, and that will make it a good qual­ity race. It will at­tract city-class horses from all the big sta­bles.”

The Tam­worth Cup will be pre­viewed by a Cup Cal­cutta at the Wests li­censed club on the Satur­day night be­fore the meeting.

“It is go­ing to be a great night and will have some­thing for ev­ery­one,” Jef­frey said.

The cup meeting it­self will have many ad­di­tions in­clud­ing a fash­ion on the field com­pe­ti­tion with fan­tas­tic prizes.

“It’s also a fun fam­ily day,” she said. “We have ev­ery­thing to keep the kids en­ter­tained in­clud­ing a jump­ing cas­tle and face paint­ing. We also have a kids fash­ion on the field.

“We will have plenty of mar­quee op­tions and will have ev­ery­thing for a great fam­ily day out.”

She said the Wests spon­sor­ship was more than just a cup meeting.

“The ben­e­fits will be far greater than just the cup,” she said.

“This is more than just spon­sor­ship of the Tam­worth Cup; it is a year-long part­ner­ship.”

RE­NEWED PART­NER­SHIP: Wests En­ter­tain­ment Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Rod Laing and Tam­worth Jockey Club gen­eral man­ager Kay Jef­frey with the new Mer­cure Tam­worth Cup.

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