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Kilmore Pacing Cup a success

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Grace Frost
Grace Frost
Hi, I'm Grace Frost. I was honoured to report for the Review as their Digital Journalist from mid-2022 to the beginning of 2024. Ive since made a move to the Herald Sun.

KILMORE Racing Club’s 2023 Pacing Cup went off without a hitch, welcoming a large number of visitors to both its day market and night events.

More than 300 people ate in the bistro for dinner, while an estimated 1000 people visited between 2pm and 7pm to sample some of the items on offer at the market.

Musicians invited attendees to pick up instruments and join in the live performance. ​

Kilmore Racing Club marketing and partnership manager Lindsey Melis said the day was a great success with sunny weather.

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“I’ve spoken to a few people in the community who said they came up for the market and then hung around and watched the races. Some people said they had never seen the races before,” she said.

“Some people just came to the market and then went home and enjoyed the day out, so overall it was a really successful event from our perspective, and we’ve had nothing but great feedback.”

The nine-race card kicked off at 6pm and featured multiple cup events – especially the Jet Roofing Pacing Cup at race seven.

Rock N Roll Doo attempted to defend his title, however the Cup was taken out by Better Eclipse driven by Greg Sugars for Lara Jay Farm.

“This year was quite a bit busier, I think that’s largely due to the fact we had such great weather whereas last year we had flooding and rain,” Ms Melis said.

“It was really beautiful to have the community come out and support us in that sort of way and hopefully we put on a good show for them, and everyone enjoyed themselves.”

The next major event on Kilmore Racing Club’s calendar is the October 17 turf race day, which Ms Melis expects to be ‘another very busy one’ for the club.

The Kilmore Cup, the club’s feature race of the year, is planned for November 26.

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