This week’s Bowen Cup is the horse race that stops the Whit­sun­days

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Kyle Evans

THE race that stops the Whit­sun­days is back – which means it’s time to whip out the dresses, lay out the suits and put the cham­paign on ice.

From as far south as Proser­pine, all roads will lead to Bowen this week­end for the an­nual Bowen Cup race day.

Hun­dreds from across the re­gion will once again gear up for one of the most pres­ti­gious events that coun­try rac­ing has to of­fer.

Held at Bowen’s fa­mous Ben Bolt Park, this year is shap­ing up to be one of the big­gest yet with five lo­cal races in­clud­ing the highly an­tic­i­pated Bat­tle of the Bush.

Pun­ters and spec­ta­tors alike won’t be dis­ap­pointed as they en­joy ac­cess to mouth-wa­ter­ing re­fresh­ments and de­li­cious cater­ers.

The Bowen Turf Club will have three bars this year in­clud­ing the main bar, Brown Broth­ers pop-up wine bar, and an­other beer bar along­side the book­maker build­ing.

Mul­ti­ple food ven­dors will also be on hand to of­fer with Let Us Eat of­fer­ing tasty burg­ers, chips and more while Mr Whip­sun­days will serve up yummy treats, and the fa­mous Hun’s De­light with spe­cialty Hun­gar­ian lan­gos and chim­ney cones.

Pun­ters need not worry. For as many de­li­cious cater­ers on of­fer, there will be just as many TAB fa­cil­i­ties, ATM and book­mak­ers on-site to keep gam­blers sigh­ing with relief and a jump­ing cas­tle for the kids.

Gates open at 11am, with first race set to start at 1.30pm.

En­try is $15 per per­son, chil­dren un­der 18 are free and aged pen­sion­ers will cost $10 to en­ter.

Bowen Turf Club & Brown Broth­ers Wine are co-host­ing the Premium Race Day Mar­quee, with lim­ited tick­ets left avail­able for $120 per per­son.

To pur­chase tick­ets, visit the web­site https :// whit­sun­day tick­ets.

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