COUN­TRY RAC­ING AT IT’S VERY BEST

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

Bowen Turf Club’s 2017 Whit­sun­day Cup Race Day is shap­ing up to be one of its big­gest yet.

With a full com­ple­ment of local spon­sors and nom­i­na­tions ex­pected from all of North Queens­land and fur­ther afield, the club is look­ing for­ward to hav­ing the com­mu­nity track­side af­ter com­plet­ing cy­clone re­pairs.

While the club’s April race day, sched­uled a week af­ter TC Deb­bie, was can­celled due to dam­age to the track and build­ings, club Pres­i­dent Stephen Da­ley is con­fi­dent con­tin­u­ing re­pairs will en­sure the fa­cil­ity is back on track – and bet­ter than ever. The club hopes to ob­tain a re­place­ment race day later in 2017.

Along with the up­com­ing June race day, Bowen Turf Club will also host the Ben Bolt Cup on Au­gust 5 – a fan­tas­tic race day celebrating the iconic Bowen race-horse – Ben Bolt, and in­cor­po­rat­ing other events such as crab rac­ing, melon and tomato races and more on the day.

Septem­ber 30 sees the re­turn of the fa­mous Bowen Cup for 2017. Known as the race that stops the Whit­sun­days, the 2017 event is ex­pected to be huge, with mar­quee book­ings al­ready fill­ing up. Bowen Cup also in­cludes the Fash­ion Event of the Year – LUXE Fash­ion House Fash­ions on the Field, with a range of cat­e­gories and amaz­ing prizes.

Mar­quee book­ings are still avail­able for all three races – whether it be for your fam­ily cel­e­bra­tion, sport­ing group or cor­po­rate func­tion.

Bowen Turf Club is a great venue, of­fer­ing an au­then­tic coun­try rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Con­tact the club at bowen­tur­f­club@ big­pond. com for a mar­quee info pack, or for more info on any of the up­com­ing race days.

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