A grand open­ing not to be missed

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

THURS­DAY, Oc­to­ber 18 will see thou­sands of peo­ple flock to the Wan­garatta Turf Club through­out the day and night for the of­fi­cial Grand Open­ing of the Stage 2 De­vel­op­ment and the 2018 Lexus Mel­bourne Cup Tour.

Lo­cal pri­mary school stu­dents will visit dur­ing the day with the op­por­tu­nity of a photo with the 2018 Lexus Mel­bourne Cup and a pat of two cham­pi­ons of the turf in Apache Cat and Ro­gan Josh.

Wan­garatta Turf Club chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Paul Hoysted said, “it will be great to start our day off with kids com­ing along to see the Mel­bourne Cup and meet two le­gends of the track. We ex­tended the in­vite to ev­ery pri­mary school in the Ru­ral City and it was great to have so many take up the of­fer”.

The early evening will then be host to the Cham­ber of Com­merce’s monthly Busi­ness Af­ter Hours event of­fer­ing tours and in­sight into the de­vel­op­ment that has taken place to our lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Mr. Hoysted said “it is great to be able to line up the busi­ness com­mu­nity with Busi­ness Af­ter Hours on the same night as our open­ing. Hav­ing the Lexus Mel­bourne Cup tour in town is a bo- nus and will pro­vide ex­cep­tional pub­lic­ity for our com­mu­nity, with our lo­cal busi­nesses wit­ness­ing this first hand”.

The Club’s of­fi­cial Grand Open­ing pro­ceed­ings will then com­mence at 7:00pm. Everyone is in­vited to at­tend with me­dia per­son­al­ity Sam Kekovich host­ing the evening.

Mr. Hoysted said “along with the entertainment Kekovich will pro­vide, we have a cou­ple of other guest speak­ers to en­ter­tain guests dur­ing the night. The Mel­bourne Cup will re­main on site for the event, along with Apache Cat and Ro­gan Josh al­low­ing all parts of the com­mu­nity the op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved”.

“We want to make it one big cel­e­bra­tion of what we have achieved, and some­thing the com­mu­nity can be proud of be­ing in­volved with. We ex­pect up to 400 peo­ple to be in at­ten­dance for the night, with some tick­ets still avail­able”.

“Along with the first­hand look at all the new fa­cil­i­ties, guests will also re­ceive a de­li­cious fin­ger food din­ner pro­duced in our new kitchen fa­cil­ity by our new full time chef.”

For fur­ther de­tails on tick­ets for the event, con­tact the Wan­garatta Turf Club di­rectly on 5722 1242 or coun­try.rac­ing.com/wan­garatta.

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