Bingara racecourse in top shape for races

January 30, 2012

Excitement is building for the Annual Bingara Races to be held Saturday, February 4.

The racecourse looks in top shape for the five races featuring The Austbrokers RWA Bingara Cup, classified as a Benchmark 65 Handicap to be run over 1300m.

Other races include The H Roy Miller Benchmark 45 Hcp (1100m), The Banjo Club and Campbell’s Fuel Services Class 2 Handicap (1600m), The Bingara Pharmacy and Booroomooka Angus Maiden Plate (1100m) and The Incitec/McGregor Gourlay Agricultural Services Maiden Handicap (1300m).

Bookmakers and a On Course TAB will be operating with refreshments at the bar or luncheon/afternoon tea supplies by The Westpac Helicopter Support Group.

Gates open at 11am and the first local race will be at approximately 1.30pm. Sky Channel will beam the metropolitan meetings to the course – with the first metro race starting at around 12.30pm.

Again many Fashions on the Field events are scheduled with local business houses having donated many prizes.  Racegoers in Bingara have embraced this competition, and as a result, it is one of the ‘best dressed’ race days in the region.

Look out for the Lucky Racebook Prize – Buy your race book and have the opportunity to win vouchers for the ultimate of car washes “The Works” at JAC’s Car Wash, Inverell.

Cup Sweep tickets can be purchased where you can win cash plus a gift voucher from Villa Rouge.

The committee and I are really looking forward to the race day,” said Jockey Club President Sinclair Munro.“ It is really a special community day for Bingara.  “We know of people travelling large distances to be in Bingara for the race weekend,” he said.

“Race fields should be strong with good numbers of horses racing in the area and extra prize money up for grabs this year. “A special thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who are integral to the day.”

A complimentary bus service provided by Bilsborough’s Bus Service will pickup race goers from Maitland St and all Clubs and Pubs at 12.30pm. The bus will transport patrons from the racecourse back to town from 6.15pm.