Get frocked up for the Naracoorte Cup 

NARACOORTE Racing Club is gearing up for its biggest event of the year on February 9.

The highly anticipated MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup follows on from Taste the Limestone Coast food and wine festival on February 8 and is expected to be a great day of fun, fashion and horse racing.

Club secretary Ginny Harvie said the track was looking great - the best it had been in many years.

"The track is looking brilliant," she said. "Bill Vine has done a magnificent job. 

"It has been aerated with a verti-drain and new sprinklers installed. Both the track and the grounds are looking absolutely marvellous."

This year's cup will have six food vendors - something it has lacked in previous years - as well as children's activities like jumping castles and face painting.

In 2013 crowd figures tipped the 1700 mark and organisers are hopeful for similar numbers.

Ms Harvie said it was looking to be an eight race event with nominations closing next week.

"Hopefully with weather permitting it will be a nice and relaxing day," she said.

Guests are encouraged to dress to impress because Racing SA's Clare Curry will be down to help judge the Fashion on the Field competition.

There will be prizes for "best lady", "best couple", "over 35 lady" and "best man".

The main winner on the day will go on to represent Naracoorte at the Limestone Coast Regional Final of the State-wide fashion competition, Fashion at The Races. 

Private marquees have closed but there are still spots available in the Coopers Home Straight Marquee.

Tickets cost $100 per person and include entry, lunch, drinks and a race book.

For bookings or more information, contact Ginny at the club on 0438 622 271 or email

General admission to the Naracoorte Cup costs $15 and concession is $10. Children under the age of 16 are free.

Gates open at 10am. A free bus service will run to and from the Naracoorte Town Squares at 11am to 12.30pm and 5pm to 6.30pm.

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