The Australia Day Cup returns to Fannie Bay tomorrow, with hundreds of tickets already sold to
what’s promising to be a great day trackside.
Darwin Turf Club chief executive Brad Morgan said both Silks and the Darwin Turf Club were
expecting large crowds.
“We are at capacity for our Ted Bailey Grandstand Luncheon and we have had considerable uptake
on general admission tickets over the weekend,” he said.
“We are really excited to see who takes out the Australia Day Cup, and I am sure there will be plenty
of people to cheer the winner home.”
Most exciting, the first 250 people through the gates get a free take-home schooner glass and drink
ticket, which can be redeemed for a can of Foster’s from the ground floor of the New Public Stand.
“This is a fun promotion to get around the Australian spirit,” Mr Morgan said.
“There’s also a pie eating and thong throwing competition scheduled in the afternoon so there’s lots
happening at the Darwin Turf Club.”
Inclement weather is forecast, but there is plenty of undercover areas at both venues.
“While there is a forecast of rain, punters should not be turned off coming down for the afternoon
as both Silks and the Darwin Turf Club have several indoor areas with a selection of hospitality
offerings for everyone,” he said.
Gates open at 12pm and the first race jumps from 2.44pm.
General admission tickets are $15, with children under 12 free.