Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Greatest Race Never Run

Nicholise Garner March 8, 2018

GRAB your diary and circle Saturday, March 17, because that’s going to be a day out you won’t want to miss. An hour from Shepparton, the ‘Finley Autumn Cup’ will be held at the Berrigan and District Race Club.

Finley Autumn Cup organising committee member, Jane Hawkins, said, “The Finley Autumn Cup race meeting is an enjoyable and intimate family day out. A five race program, with historically around ten horses in each race, there’s a large public bar, and of course we have bookmakers and TAB available.

“The Berrigan Race Club is run by a terrific group of local volunteers and every year the race course is beautifully presented. The grass is green, the roses are blooming, we have a generous grandstand from which to view, and marquees with picket-fences complete the picture.  We have entertainment on a small scale for young and old, and a keenly contested ‘Fashions on the Field’ competition.”

Head to the Berrigan and District Race Club, to enjoy the fun of the sixth Race Sweep, also known as ‘The Greatest Race Never Run’ – called by legendary race caller, Daniel Mielicki, which will include local Berrigan racing connections from the past – owners, horses, trainers and jockeys! Saturday, March 17. General admission is $20 and pensioners $10, children under 16 years are free. For tickets and marquee information, contact Jane Hawkins on 0429 991 264.