Outback Events

Sat, 28 Oct 17

Broken Hill Silver City Cup

Explorer Charles Sturt referred to a ‘broken hill’ in his diary, when describing and naming the Barrier Ranges in 1844.

This ‘broken hill’ was home to a large silver-lead-zinc orebody, and although, due to mining, the ‘broken hill’ referred to in the diary no longer exists, the mining town of Broken Hill is very much still alive.

Broken Hill is colloquially referred to as ‘The Silver City’, evidently due to the mining of silver from the local mineral deposit.

The Silver City Cup will be held at the Broken Hill Racecourse in October each year.

The $15,000 ‘Silver City Cup’ leads a full day of racing, together with the 5 supporting races offer $50,000 total winnings.

The day is to be filled with fun for all ages, including pony rides, face painting and a jumping castle for the kids and a public bar, food stalls, bookies, on-course tote and coverage of other major interstate races for the ‘grown-ups’.

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.

There is ‘Fashions on the Field’ with prizes for Most Elegant Silver City Lady, the Trendiest Chick and Country Casual Male, as well as Best Dressed Girl and Boy.

Seating for the event is plentiful, with groups of 10 or more being able to purchase picnic sites with a table, chairs and an esky of ice and Club Members having access to the Grandstand and Members Bar.

Club members are also entitled to a free race book, members badge and entry into the members prize draw!

For a memorable day, filled with friends, family, fun for everyone and maybe even a prize or two, come on down to the Silver City Cup in Broken Hill!

For more information visit the website below