Gunny Cup Day draws nearer

Last year's Gunnedah Cup finish as Halfway To Heaven (inside) wins.
Last year's Gunnedah Cup finish as Halfway To Heaven (inside) wins.

Gunnedah Jockey Club is on track with its preparations for Cup day on May 28.

The club is looking to celebrate its 150th birthday with a bumper Cup Day program, headlined by the Hope Fuel Gunnedah Gold Cup.

The Cup, worth $30,000 and contested at 1600m, is the headline act on a scheduled eight-race card, supported by the $22,000 Gunnedah Lightning (1000m). 

Halfway To Heaven won last year’s race in a thrilling finish against Free Billy.

The club has announced there will be $1000 in cash prizes for the Fashions in the Field, encouraging ladies to get organised for the big event and dress to impress.

Tickets in the catered marquee are available now for $55 adults and $40 children.

That includes admission, racebook, complimentary drink voucher, gourmet food and a reserved ticket in the marquee.

Free shuttle buses will run to and from the Riverside Racecourse, while there will also be entertainment for the kids on Cup Day.