Families will be treated to a spectacular day of country racing when the Warracknabeal Cup moves to the Easter long weekend, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.
Traditionally held in winter, the Warracknabeal Cup is moving to Saturday 26 March as part of a race program worth more than $60,000.
Families will be treated to live music, children’s sports activities and a Fashions on the Field competition.
Racegoers who book early will also have the chance to share in 200 free tickets, racebooks and catering packages through a two-for-one online hospitality deal available on the Country Racing Victoria website .
This year’s event will also coincide with Y-Fest, the annual Yarrambiack Shire Council festival featuring a street parade, vintage machinery display and art show.
The Government is providing more than $29,000 towards the Warracknabeal Cup from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program.
The Warracknabeal Racing Club is contributing more than $23,000, with Country Racing Victoria also providing more than $14,700.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“Racing has been a popular community event in Warracknabeal for more than 150 years and we’re proud to support the Warracknabeal Cup to make sure it remains that way for the next 150 years.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford
“The Easter long weekend is a great opportunity for families and holidaymakers to make the most of what regional racing has to offer.”
Quotes attributable to Warracknabeal Racing Club President Lance Huebner
“It’s fantastic to receive such great support from the government’s Raceday Attraction Program, which will help ensure this is the best Warracknabeal Cup yet.”
“We’re encouraging everyone to grab a picnic rug and come along on Easter Saturday for an exciting day out at the country races.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020