Bordertown Cup day on Sunday

RACE READY: Viva Espana romped home to take out the Bordertown Cup in front of a bumper crowd in 2016. The winner was trained by Wayne Walters and ridden by Kate Walters.
RACE READY: Viva Espana romped home to take out the Bordertown Cup in front of a bumper crowd in 2016. The winner was trained by Wayne Walters and ridden by Kate Walters.

All is set in anticipation for the running of the 2017 Doan Pharmacies Bordertown Cup on Sunday.

Final preparations are being made to the track and the trackside entertainment is locked in for what should be one of the best days out in Bordertown.

The 2017 Doan Pharmacies Bordertown Cup meeting will have something for everyone.

Whether it's the fashion at the races event for men, women and children, various hospitality options, free kids' entertainment, or the live entertainment post-race, Bordertown Cup Day is sure to provide both city and country racegoers a day to remember.

This year’s fashion at the races event sees a prize pool of over $2500 for those game enough to dress to the nines.

The Bordertown Racing Club will use its popular 'Big Top’, an undercover and paved facility that's in among all the action and where everyone can enjoy the races.

As for the 2017 Cup event, the Royal Flying Doctor Service will provide their excellent catering services.

As well as the Royal Flying Doctor Service providing excellent catering the likes of the Coonalpyn Waffle van and Mug on the Run will be on offer for race-goers.

Children will be kept entertained with free face painting, games and activities and the big man in red might even make an appearance.

To keep the party going, there will be a live band after the last race, and delicious pizzas made fresh from the local pizza shop.

A courtesy bus will be picking patrons up from Woolshed Inn from 11am or you can pre-book your pick up for a full load only in town.

This year’s fashion at the races event sees a prize pool of over $2500 for those game enough to dress to the nines.

Nominations for Bordertown’s biggest day are in with a number of local trainers putting their horses in the each of the eight races on offer. Final fields will not be known until after the Border Chronicle goes to print.

In 2016, horse ‘Viva Espana’ romped home and took home the Cup in front of a bumper crowd. Trained by Wayne Walters and ridden by Kate Walters.

Come and experience the magic of a country racing meeting at Bordertown, you won't be disappointed.

Gates open 11am with the first race to be run around 12.30pm.