Kilmore Cup to shine


The highlight of the Mitchell Shire racing calendar – the Kilmore Cup – promises to be a fun-filled day of entertainment and activities for people of all ages on Sunday.

Kilmore Racing Club will be decked out with marquees and food trucks, among other attractions to complement the day’s nine-race card.

The Kilmore Cup is a listed 1600-metre race, boasting a total prize pool of $200,000. There also will be eight other races on the day.

Another feature of cup day will be the fashions on the field competition, which will this year include the following categories: best dressed lady; best dressed local lady; best dressed gent; best millinery; best dressed teenage racegoer, 14 to 17 years; and best dressed junior racegoer, five to 13 years.

Prizes include cash, vouchers to Georgina and Co Hair and Beauty Day Spa, and beauty and hair care packs.

People attending cup day can access various ticket packages via the Country Racing website, including the punters’ view and cocktail marquee.

Kilmore Racing Club marketing and partnerships manager Lindsey Melis said activities on the day would cater for all patrons and families.

“We have kids activities so it’s great for the kids to come down as well,” she said.

“I would suggest that people bringing kids would want to hang out in the mini marquee village area, where all the activities will be located so it’s nice and close for them.”

Packages on offer for the cup are designed to provide options that suit everyone, with a more relaxed, fun and connected atmosphere at the racecourse.

Ms Melis said the club was expecting the Kilmore Cup to be a busy day as one of the last remaining country racing cups on the Victorian calendar.

More than 2000 people are estimated to attend.

“We always anticipate that it’s going to be a fairly busy day,” she said.

“We’ve tried to keep our ticket prices really competitive and affordable this year. I wouldn’t say it’s going to be quiet by any means – there’s going to be a tonne of people there.”

Gates are set to open at 11am with races kicking off in the early afternoon.

Kilmore Racing Club will also operate two free courtesy buses for pick-up and drop-off within a 10-kilometre radius, including set times for pick-up from Kilmore East Station.

For more information and to book a pick-up, email

To book tickets and packages, visit .