Off and racing
ACROSS the summer holidays Mansfield and district boasts several race meetings.
Kicking the race season off though is the ever popular Mansfield Toyota Picnic Cup Race Day, held on Saturday, December 28.
The Mansfield Toyota Picnic Cup Race Day focus is on families coming together and having fun as a community after the hectic lead up to Christmas. Well supported in the past by locals and visitors alike, it’s a fantastic day out with lots of color, excitement and local produce available.
Book an Umbrella Package and bring along a picnic lunch with the left over ham and turkey or purchase food at the venue. There is no BYO alcohol and no glass. The day’s events include a fashions on the field competition, focusing mainly on the under 16 set, with prizes donated by local business houses.
Gate entry on the day is $15 per adult/$10 concession and free admission for children 16 years and under.
Following that is the Merton New Year’s Day picnic races, a slightly more relaxed take on a traditional race meeting with local flavor, fun and fare in abundance.
Held at the Merton Race Track, this is an annual event that offers something for the whole family, with running races for the little ones and face painting.
More information is available at www. countryracing.com.au or you can find out more on (03) 5775 1369.
Mansfield race meetings are a fun event for all the family this summer.