Ladies luck to play a big part on Australia Day
Murrumbidgee Turf Club will celebrate Australia Day in style with its Ladies
Day Out meeting on Sunday, January 26.
There will be free entry for the ladies in addition to a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival.
Other entertainment includes a DJ playing throughout the afternoon, best Aussie outfit competition and a ton of free fun for the kids.
Face painting, lolly world station and slushies will be on offer for the youngsters.
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MTC Members Cash Draw jackpots to $4000
The first Members Cash Draw for 2014 will carry a $4000 bonanza.
With no winner in the last three draws held in 2013, the cash prize has jackpotted to its highest figure ever.
“One lucky member is set to receive a windfall,” MTC promotions manager Michelle Blacklock said.
The first draw for the year will be conducted on Murrumbidgee Cup Day on Sunday, April 13.
Wagga has two new famous faces
Ben Mackenzie and Alexandra Lucas have been crowned the 2014 Faces of the
They were named the winners of the MTC’s prestigious event in front of a large crowd at the Christmas Party raceday on November 30.
As the Wagga Gold Cup ambassadors, the pair will feature on all of the promotional material for the carnival in May as well as assist with trophy presentations on the feature racedays and at the 100 Club Gala Draw.
Ben, 23, is an employment broker who describes himself as a “massive horse racing fan”.
Alexandra, 19, who operates a hairdressing salon in Kooringal, said she enjoys the fashion and fun of the Cup carnival.
Ben and Alexandra were selected from 18 candidates, with the judging criteria including presentation, elocution, personality, manners and maturity
The Faces of the Carnival each receive an overseas holiday as part of their prize.
RACEGOERS SET TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
Christmas will come early in Wagga with the Murrumbidgee Turf Club’s festive meeting on Saturday, November 30.
There will be stacks of fun for the children plus plenty of entertainment for adults at the annual Christmas Party raceday.
Giveaways from Santa Claus, the Old Kentucky Farm and pony rides, a jumping castle and slushies will all be included in the free kids entertainment.
“We also have a large number of marquees book by businesses and social groups keen to celebrate the festive season, so it’s shaping up as one of our biggest ever Christmas Party days,” MTC promotions manager Michelle Blacklock said.
The MTC also has available Champagne Bar packages, featuring entry and reserved seating, finger food and a racebook at a cost of $45 per person for members or $55 for non-members.
For further information, contact the MTC office on 6921 2151.
SHILLEAGH SECURES STAYERS SERIES
Berrigan trainer Shilleagh Meyervale missed out on winning the inaugural Mountaineer Cup, but she still took home a $500 bonus.
Shilleagh’s mare Pole Dancing finished runner-up to the Peter Clancy-trained Taminga in the 3200-metre feature race at Wagga on Melbourne Cup Day, earning her training enough points to claim the Spring Stayers Series.
She accumulated 17 points courtesy of Pole Dancing’s win in the Men Of League Cup (2500m) on October 19 and her Mountaineer Cup placing.
Leeton-based Peter Clancy and Wagga’s Tim Donnelly were equal second on 15 points.
Wagga apprentice Megan Taylor was rewarded for her consistency on Melbourne Cup Day by winning the Jockeys Challenge at the Melbourne Cup Day meeting.
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