Huge day planned for Warialda races

April 11, 2019

Get your backside trackside for this year’s annual Coolatai Anipro Rural Warialda Race Cup on this Saturday April 13.

Come along and enjoy the spectacle of a country racing tradition that began in Warialda in 1853. Gates are open from 11:30am with the thrilling first race, the Maiden Plate, running at 1:00pm.

The day features a six race program with the traditional Calcutta auction being held before the main race event; the Anipro Coolatai Rural Warialda Cup is run.  The auction is stirring and a great way to fully be part of the day and country racing.

For the fashionistas, Fashions on the Field provide a splash of colour and style on race-day and will be judged after the final race concludes. The last race on the day will run at 4:30pm. Frock up ladies and suit up gentleman for your chance to be crowned Lady of the Day, Best Dressed Man, Contemporary Fashion, Best headwear, Filly, Colt and Junior Best Dressed.

The inaugural Dash for Cash 100m Barefoot Race saw a huge amount of entries last year and will be back again this year. Get the hamstrings warmed and stretched for the Dash for Cash 100m handicapped sprint which will be run shortly after Fashions on The field.

Winx, arguably one of the greatest horses in Australia and the world will have her last race in the George Ryder Stakes at the Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday. Winx has won 32 consecutive stake races, and she is also the only horse to have ever won the Cox Plate four times consecutively. Celebrate her amazing career by enjoying the signature Winx cocktail from the members bar and watch her last race live on the big screen.

Enjoy delicious food from 12pm catered by the Carinda House Committee and Warialda Lions Club or an ice cold drink from the bar, run by the Warialda Rotary Club. There will be full TAB facilities available on the day.

Jarred Taylor and the Iron Shackle Band are a Tamworth based Country Rock band that will have you up dancing the night away. They will be performing from 6pm until late thanks to the funding by the NSW Governments ‘Back to The Track’ Program.  Entry to entertainment is free; however, we will be taking a collection for Youth Suicide prevention programs.

There will be a courtesy bus running patrons from establishments in Warialda to and from the track so leave the car at home, plan ahead and catch the courtesy bus. Race-day in Warialda is a community event which is organised and run by many volunteers and voluntary organisations. Be part of this wonderful annual community event and enjoy the racing spectacle of a country race meet.