Glamorous family fun at the Deni races
The excitement for the seventh annual Deniliquin Caulfield Cup Day Race Meeting has reached its peak with the perfect spring conditions forecast for tomorrow.
While there is a chance of a small amount of rain, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, it’s expected to be mostly clear conditions for the day.
Deniliquin Racing Club president Russell Douglas said weather predictions of sunshine and a top of 23°C should encourage race goers to don their race-day attire and make sure they are trackside.
‘‘It’s an absolute picture perfect out at the track,’’ he said on Wednesday.
‘‘The rain was timed well too with 25mm measured at track from Tuesday’s rain.
‘‘At the present time (Wednesday) the track is a good 4 rating, which is very attractive for horse trainers.
‘‘We’ve had a lot of marquees booked, and the De Bortoli Community Marquee has also been a success bookings wise.
‘‘There’s still one table left for that marquee so I’d suggest everyone should get in quickly to enjoy a day of wine tasting and good food.’’
The gates will open at 11am, with the first race expected to start at about 1.30pm.
The six race program, which includes the coveted Deniliquin Cup, will be complemented by a day full of trackside entertainment.
There will be a number of on-site bookmakers and televisions set up so you can keep your eye on the metropolitan races, with TAB facilities available if you want to lay some money down elsewhere.
Away from the track, the popular Fashions on the Field competition is sure to be a hit with seven categories for patrons of all ages and over $3000 worth in prizes.
There will also be family friendly entertainment for the kids, with Gomer & The Girl performing live to close out the day.
Getting to and from the racecourse will be simple, with a bus service provided by Purtills.
The buses head out to the racecourse before the first race and make several return trips after the program is completed.
Entry to the races is $20, with race books available at $2 each. Children get in free.
Rachel Braybon is excited for a family day out with her children (from left) Ava (7), Henry (2) and Lucas (5).