Star at Mur­toa Cup

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Rich­mond AFL Premier­ship player Tom Lynch will be a guest in an Erin Bank En­clo­sure at Mur­toa Cup Day on Satur­day.

Lynch, who has strong fam­ily con­nec­tions at Mur­toa, kicked two goals and took seven marks in the Tigers’ big win over Greater Western Syd­ney last week­end. His grand-fi­nal per­for­mance fol­lowed a five-goal haul in a preliminar­y-fi­nal win against Gee­long the pre­vi­ous week.

Mur­toa-marma Rac­ing Club rac­ing op­er­a­tions man­ager Penny Pen­fold said the club was thrilled to be host­ing the Tigers star as part of cel­e­bra­tions.

“It will be a real fam­ily af­fair on Satur­day – Tom has four un­cles on our com­mit­tee, one of whom is club pres­i­dent, and an­other who is club sec­re­tary-track man­ager. He also has two cousins on the com­mit­tee and two aunts heav­ily in­volved in the club,” she said.

Ms Pen­fold said lim­ited tick­ets to the Erin Bank En­clo­sure were still avail­able to buy on­line for $130, which in­cludes gourmet fin­ger food and a bev­er­age pack­age.

Fea­ture races on the day in­clude the $45,000 Ecy­cle So­lu­tions Mur­toa Cup, along with the first heat of the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val Coun­try Se­ries, worth $100,000.

As part of the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val Coun­try Se­ries, the Mel­bourne Cup Tro­phy will be on dis­play and avail­able for pho­to­graphic op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The meet­ing also fea­tures a va­ri­ety of entertainm­ent ac­tiv­i­ties with Wim­mera mu­si­cian Jeff Wood­ward per­form­ing and a jump­ing castle and face-paint­ing for chil­dren.

Ms Pen­fold said Ex­quis­ite Fash­ions on the Field al­ways at­tracted high­qual­ity en­trants, and with a raft of cat­e­gories and prizes up for grabs on Satur­day, it was worth women don­ning their best race-day out­fits.

She said the club was lucky to have sev­eral spon­sors and race-day part­ners, and thanked them for their con­tri­bu­tions.

TAC will pro­vide a free bus ser­vice from War­rackn­abeal dur­ing the event.

Gates open at 11am, and the first race gets un­der­way about 1pm.

Peo­ple seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion or to book your tick­ets can visit web­site coun­try.rac­ cal­en­dar/2019-10-05/2019-ecy­cles­o­lu­tions-mur­toa-cup or call Penny Pen­fold on 0418 124 289.

RAC­ING AC­TION: the town. Mur­toa Cup is part of a big week­end of ac­tiv­i­ties in Pic­ture: PAUL CARRACHER

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