The city of Ballarat is set to come to a stand still this Sunday for the running of the 2013 Ballarat Cup at Ballarat racecourse in Ballarat.
The Ballarat Cup meeting is the social occasion of the year for Ballarat locals and neighbouring districts, and the meeting itself has grown into one of the great race days on the country racing calendar in recent years, now the richest day of racing in country Victoria.
Of course, the feature race of the day is the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m), but the addition of the $200,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) for two-year-olds to last year’s program has created enormous interest to the Ballarat Cup day meeting again this year.
The Magic Millions Clockwise Classic is run the reverse way of going and in great news for the club, a second Magic Millions race has been added to the 2013 Ballarat Cup day meeting, the Magic Millions Ballarat 3YO Classic (1100m) for three-year-old gallopers.
Add the $100,000 Thomas Jewellers VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade (1400m) to the mix and racing fans heading to Ballarat on Sunday will be treated to a cracking ten-race program of exciting thoroughbred racing action.
I caught up with Ballarat Turf Club Ceo Lachlan McKenzie, Executive Assistant & Events Manager Belinda Glass, and Racecourse Manager Andrew Morton, to see how 2013 Ballarat Cup day preparations were coming along. Click the link below to find out!
The Ballarat Turf Club has ensured plenty of entertainment for all the family while those who fancy themselves in the fashion stakes are well looked after with Myer Fashions On The Field, and Country Racing Victoria’s Best Dressed Racegoer team in attendance.
Corporate & Umbrella packages are nearly all sold out and I suggest you call the Ballarat Turf Club Sales team on 03 5334 6273 if you want to book a spot for this year’s Ballarat Cup.
Don’t miss out! Especially when you could pick up $5000 in cash on the day with the backwards race, just as Ballarat’s Adam Talbot did last year, when he streeted his rivals in a sustained burst of backwards running.
It helped that Adam was a little more alert than many of the jovial field on the day, and the race provided plenty of novelty entertainment for the big crowd on hand to watch.
If you have never been to the Ballarat Cup then you are missing out on one of the great race days in Western Victoria.
As they say on Twitter #getbackontrack and join in the fun! See you there!