2012 SILVER CITY CUP RACES: 100 DAYS TO GO
A massive 40 per cent increase in prize money has been announced for the 2012 Silver City Cup race meeting which is now just 100 days away.
Broken Hill's oldest horse racing event - which will be held this year on October 27 – will be highlighted by the running of the Silver City Cup, which will carry record prizemoney of $15,000.
"This is a massive boost for the horse racing fraternity in Broken Hill and would not have been possible without the generous support of our major sponsors," President Dave Gallagher enthused as he kicked off the 100-day countdown to race day.
"The committee would like to thank Racing NSW, the Combined Clubs of BH, Lion Australia and Coughlan Drilling for helping us reach the significant $50,000 prizemoney mark this year and we welcome MQP Services to the fold".
"The Cup is up 50% to $15,000, which is befitting an historic event that dates back to 1899 when the first Silver City Cup race meeting was held and the prizemoney boost is a fantastic reward for the trainers, jockeys and owners who have been so loyal to our race meeting - particularly the local contingent," Mr Gallagher added.
While the horse racing action should be better than ever, the committee is also looking to introduce other exciting changes.
A fully catered Silver City Cup marquee - located in prime position at the edge of the track for a bird’s eye view of the races – is expected to be a welcome addition for racegoers.
"We have also upgraded our picnic sites this year to include shade sails which in the past have proven very popular during the St Pat’s races," Silver City Cup Secretary Manager Kylie Casey said.
"Because our race day is not as busy at St Pat's we have been able to allocate prime position to the Cup marquee and we are expecting it will be very popular".
A new Facebook page (Silver City Cup - October 27) has also been established for people to interact with the committee and keep up to date with the latest news in the lead up to race day.
"The Silver City Cup is a family orientated event and activities for children will again be a big part of the day,” President Dave Gallagher said."
"Our VIP guests last year – Hugh Sheridan and George Houvardas from Channel 7's 'Packed to the Rafters' – were very popular and I am sure our Entertainment Coordinator Jane Weekes will deliver again this year."
"By using our Facebook page, people will be able to keep up to date with all the latest news, including some changes that I am sure will please our loyal members," Mr Gallagher remarked.
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