Race fever build­ing ahead of Bowen Cup

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

RAC­ING fans from across the Whit­sun­days are gear­ing up for this year’s Bowen Cup at Ben Bolt Park on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and en­joy a great day of top class rac­ing, fash­ion, fun and coun­try hos­pi­tal­ity at the an­nual event.

The Bowen Cup is held on the first Satur­day in Oc­to­ber at Ben Bolt Park at the top of the Whit­sun­days, and this year’s event is shap­ing up as one of the big­gest to date. It is a great op­por­tu­nity to dress up in your finest and have a flut­ter on the horses, with all the tra­di­tional fun of a coun­try race meet.

The ac­tion will be spread across five races, cul­mi­nat­ing with the last race, the Bowen Cup, with a size­able pool of prize money up for grabs. Those who fancy them­selves a bit of a punter will be to place their bets with book­mak­ers and TAB fa­cil­i­ties spread around the grounds.

There will also be sev­eral on-site li­censed bars to en­sure the crowd is well re­freshed on the day.

The al­ways-pop­u­lar fash­ions on the field com­pe­ti­tion will be an­other high­light as men and women from around the re­gion look to be the best dressed.

Prizes for the best dressed pun­ters will be an­nounced af­ter the third race at about 3pm.

CUP WIN­NERS: Jockey Emma Ljung rode Faster Buster to vic­tory at last year’s Bowen Cup. Here they posed with John Manzel­man (trainer), Ja­son Cullen (strap­per) and spon­sors from Tel­stra Whit­sun­day Ryan Lang­ford and Sue Strid­iron.

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