Ber­ri­gan Gold Cup fast ap­proach­ing

Southern Riverina news - - EYE ON EQUINE -

The big­gest race day in the South­ern Rive­rina is fast ap­proach­ing with the Ber­ri­gan Cup set to be on the first Satur­day in Novem­ber.

Ber­ri­gan Cup Day is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for pun­ters to back a win­ner and for ladies to show off their colour­ful dresses.

The Gold Cup is a spe­cial event on the NSW coun­try rac­ing cal­en­dar be­cause it shares the day with the premiere race day in the coun­try, the Vic­to­ria Derby at Flem­ing­ton.

As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Ja­nine Mur­phy said Ber­ri­gan Cup Day is a prime ex­am­ple of qual­ity coun­try rac­ing.

‘‘The club has been mov­ing pro­gres­sively for­ward look­ing to­wards a bright fu­ture of coun­try rac­ing at its best.

‘‘The track is be­ing metic­u­lously pre­pared for the big day with horses trav­el­ling from New South Wales and Vic­to­ria.

‘‘The grounds are in pris­tine con­di­tion and are ready to wel­come the crowd of eager pun­ters and par­ty­go­ers.’’

This year all pri­vate mar­quees are still avail­able un­til this Fri­day, how­ever for the first time the Ber­ri­gan Race Club is open­ing a pub­lic mar­quee.

For just $15 per per­son you can re­serve a place on a ta­ble with a max­i­mum limit of 10 peo­ple per ta­ble — ideal if it’s a hot sunny af­ter­noon.

Pa­trons must pay for their ticket for the mar­quee be­fore the event.

This year’s race­card will fea­ture six races with a spread of sprint­ing to mid­dle dis­tance races in­clud­ing the $15,000 Gold Cup.

The ever-pop­u­lar Fash­ions on the Field will be run­ning again this year, a great op­por­tu­nity for the ladies to show off their best dresses, frocks and fas­ci­na­tors with a share of more than $3000 in prizes.

Gates open from 11am ($20 en­try, $10 aged pen­sions, chil­dren un­der 16 en­ter free).

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.berri­g­an­race­ and find the club on Face­book.

To book a spot in the pub­lic mar­quee con­tact Ja­nine Mur­phy on 0426 360 709.

Ber­ri­gan Race Club com­mit­tee mem­ber Den­nis Ryan, win­ning trainer Dave Hey­wood, race spon­sor Daniel McNaught and club pres­i­dent Ge­off Swann fol­low­ing the 2017 Gold Cup win.

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