THE stage is set for the 2017 Kilmore Turf Cup to be run this Sunday, November 26. The day marks the 156th year of the event.
The feature thoroughbred event will be run over a testing mile at the track that boasts one of the toughest layouts and uphill runs in thoroughbred racing in Australia.
In the past the event has been won by champion horses, trainers and jockeys alike. Eastern Classic, Keepers, Frank Reys, Harry White and Damian Oliver are just a few of the greats of thoroughbred racing to win the Kilmore Cup.
The 2017 event looks to be a match for past achievements on the track with a top field lined up for the day. The opening race of the day is the North Central Review Maiden with the feature race, the Kilmore Cup, closing the nine-race card.
In addition to an exciting day of racing there will be a host of on-course entertainment including Fashions on the Field, live music and more. For the children there will be free rides and activities to keep them amused while the parents watch all the action unfold on the track.
The cup also provides racegoers with the opportunity to enjoy great local food and wines.
Fashions on the Field this year carries prizes over $6000 and will feature, best dressed lady, best dressed gent, best dressed junior racegoer (9-17yo), best dressed mini racegoer
(0-8yo) and best millinery. Racegoers can register at the Fashions on the Field marquee between 11am – 12.45pm.
Children’s activities this year are sure to keep the small (and not so small) fry happy with the rock climbing wall, jumping castle, face painter, hair braiding, feathers and glitter, tattoos and plaster painter.
First race is at 1pm and gates open at 11am.