Wangaratta Cup Back On Track In 2016

01 March 2016

The Wangaratta Cup returns to the track after a one-year hiatus with a quality field of on course and off course entertainment, supported by the Andrews Labor Government.

The Cup - which did not run in 2015 due to major track renovations - is back at the Wangaratta Turf Club on Sunday 6 March.

The excitement won’t stop at the track, with roving performers, a dedicated kids’ zone, bocce and a gnocchi-rolling competition sure to keep the crowd entertained.

Racegoers will also be able to sample the finest produce from the Wangaratta and King Valley region in a Regional Food and Wine Enclosure, where local chefs will prepare delicious meals throughout the day.

The Labor Government is providing $44,950 to support the day’s activities, courtesy of the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program.

The club is also contributing $35,950, with Country Racing Victoria providing $8000, and the Rural City of Wangaratta also providing $2000 to support the day.

Quotes attributable to Racing Minister Martin Pakula

“The newly renovated track is a great way to welcome the return of the Wangaratta Cup in 2016.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“The Wangaratta Turf Club has organised a fantastic event showcasing the best of the region to complement the action on the track and it promises to be a fantastic day out for all ages.”

Quotes attributable to Wangaratta Turf Club Chief Executive Officer Paul Hoystead

“We thank the Minister for Racing and the Raceday Attraction Program for supporting this event, which allows us to showcase our newly upgraded racetrack.”

“The Wangaratta Cup is a fantastic day out with great entertainment for the whole family and we encourage everyone to come along and enjoy a day out at the country races.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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