Bingara Races Sat 1st Feb – A Day of Fun and Fashions

January 21, 2014

Bingara’s highly anticipated race meeting is fast approaching.   A highlight of Bingara’s annual events calendar, this year the Bingara Races will be held on Saturday 1st February.

The Races are a great day out that includes fun and flair for everyone – from the most serious punter to those whose interests may lie more with the fashion than the fillies.

Bingara Races 2014[Click on the image to view full sized poster.]

Bookmakers and an On-Course TAB will be operating with refreshments at The Bar and catering supplied by The Westpac Helicopter Support Group.

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

The racecourse has been well prepared for the five races that will include The Austbrokers RWA Bingara Cup classified as a Benchmark 65 Hcp to be run over 1300m.

Other races include The H Roy Miller Benchmark 45 Hcp (1100m),  The Campbell’s Fuel Services Class 2 Hcp (1600m), The Meat on Maitland & Booroomooka Angus Maiden Plate (1100m) and The Incitec/McGregor Gourlay Agricultural Services Maiden Hcp (1300m).

Fashions on the field[Click on the image to view full sized poster.]

The day wouldn’t be complete without Fashions on the Field. There are a number of categories to suit all dress types and many prizes have been donated by local business houses.  

This event is always popular so frock up to suit the weather and enjoy the wonderful colours and outfits that are sure to be lining the track this year.

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

The Calcutta will be held on Friday 31st January at the Bingara RSM at 8pm. Tickets for the Calcutta are $2. Cup Sweep tickets can be purchased trackside on the day.

Jockey Club President Sinclair Munro said “The committee and I are really looking forward to the race day. It is a really special community day for Bingara. It is terrific that the event attracts people who travel large distances to be in Bingara for the race weekend. Race fields should be strong with good numbers of horses racing in the area. A special thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors that are integral to the day”.

A complimentary bus service provided by Bilsborough Bus Service will pickup racegoers 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.

There is always plenty of shade at the racecourse so shout the whole family to a fantastic day out on Saturday 1st February.