All roads lead to Warrnambool

warrnambool-racingRacing enthusiasts heading to Warrnambool this week are set for another exciting three days of thoroughbred racing action on April 29th, April 30th and May 1st, when the 2014 Warrnambool May Racing Carnival comes to town.

Around 35,000 people make their way to the ‘Bool’ each year to witness a magnificent three-day racing extravaganza where quality racing combines with fashions on the field and great entertainment to produce one of the highlights of the racing year.

‘Ladies Day’ gets the carnival underway with a ten-race meeting on Tuesday 29th April, featuring the $100,000 Brierly Steeplechase (3450m) and the $70,000 Vobis Gold Strike (1000m).

The following day on Wednesday 30th April, a packed nine-event program is highlighted by the $150,000 Wangoom Handicap (1200m) and $100,000 Galleywood Hurdle (3200m).

The third and final day of the Warrnambool May Carnival takes place on Thursday 1st May where the famed $250,000 Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) takes centre stage, along with the running of the $200,000 Warrnambool Cup (2350m).

The Grand Annual Steeplechase is the longest thoroughbred race in Australia with 33 jumps to be negotiated, the most of any horse race around the world.

General admission on the first two days is $20 while Cup Day is $30.

Visit the Warrnambool Racing Club for more info and the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival program can be found below.

Day 1 – Tuesday 29th April 2014

Race 1 – Callaghan Motors Maiden Hurdle – 3200m – 11:20am
Race 2 – Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club Maiden Hurdle – 3200m – 11:55am
Race 3 – MRC $300,000 Jumps Bonus Maiden Hurdle – 3200m – 12:30pm
Race 4 – Hotel Warrnambool RIP Bobby Digney VOBIS Gold Strike – 1000m – 1:05pm
Race 5 – Fishtales Café Maiden Plate – 1200m – 1:40pm
Race 6 – 3YB Scotty Stewart Brierly Steeplechase – 3450m – 2:15pm
Race 7 – George Taylor Stores Showcase BM78 Handicap – 2350m – 2:50pm
Race 8 – City of Warrnambool Handicap – 1700m – 3:25pm
Race 9 – Choices Flooring By Swintons 0-64 Handicap – 1100m – 4:00pm
Race 10 – McCarthy Catering BM70 Handicap – 1200m – 4:35pm

Day 2 – Wednesday 30th April 2014

Race 1 – Winning Edge Presentations Maiden Plate – 1400m – 11:30am
Race 2 – Optus Shop Warrnambool Maiden Plate – 1700m – 12:05pm
Race 3 – Best Western Tudor Motor Inn 3YO Maiden Plate – 1700m – 12:40pm
Race 4 – Warrnambool Hyundai 0 – 64 Handicap – 1700m – 1:15pm
Race 5 – Sovereign Resort Galleywood Hurdle – 3200m – 1:50pm
Race 6 – Silvan Ridge Futurity Inglis Bonus – 1400m – 2:30pm
Race 7 – Midfield Group Wangoom Handicap – 1200m – 3:15pm
Race 8 – Duncans Liquor Showcase BM70 Handicap – 1400m – 3:55pm
Race 9 – Sinclair Wilson Showcase BM70 Handicap – 1000m – 4:35pm

Day 3 – Thursday 1st May 2014

Race 1 – Hammonds Hurdle – 3200m – 11:05am
Race 2 – Simons Waterfront 2YO Handicap – 1200m – 11:40am
Race 3 – Coates Hire 0-64 Handicap – 2000m – 12:15pm
Race 4 – Schweppes F&M BM84 Handicap – 1400m – 12:50pm
Race 5 – Harvey Norman Warrnambool 0-64 Handicap – 1300m – 1:25pm
Race 6 – Wheelie Waste Grand Annual Steeplechase – 5500m – 2:00pm
Race 7 – The Standard BM78 Handicap – 1100m – 2:37pm
Race 8 – Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup – 2350m – 3:12pm
Race 9 – Ludeman Real Estate Neville Wilson Series Final – 1700m – 3:50pm
Race 10 – Mercedes-Benz Handicap - 1400m – 4:30pm

Visit the RISA website for all race fields, track information and latest scratchings.

The Warrnambool racecourse is situated on Grafton Road, Warrnambool, and the club can be contacted via email warrnambool@countryracing.com.au or call via (03) 5562 2211.

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