18 March 2014
The annual Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival will be held at the Albury Racing Club on March 27 and 28.
The meet is now clearly established as one of the premier country racing carnivals in Australia. The event benefits from a half-day holiday in Albury that has seen attendance consistently climb to more than 18,000 people.
The feature race is the $170,000 Listed Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup (2000m). With a total of $675,800 in prize money, trophies and bonuses on offer over two days there are sure to be some heated sprints and photo finishes.
Hospitality marquees will line the length of the straight creating a lively atmosphere and offering patrons a great way to enjoy the day. All options include food and beverage – choose between the Trackside Garden Pagodas, Centre Field Chalets or the Birdcage Marquee packages which range between $115 and $175. The premium Birdcage Marquee features plasma televisions and TAB facilities within the marquee itself. Private marquee packages with personal styling and catering options of your choosing can also be organised through the Albury Racing Club.
MYER Fashions on the Field brings even more style to the event with its best dressed competition. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up of the Lady of the Day, Man of the Day and the Milliner Award. Contestants can register from 10.30am until 12.50pm at the Myer Fashions on the Field judging area, with entry open to all persons aged 18 years and older.
Racegoers are encouraged to utilise either the bus service or taxis to get to and from the carnival as there is limited car parking available at the racecourse. Buses will be operating from central Albury to the racecourse every 30 minutes between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Buses will depart on demand for the return trip between 4.30pm and 8.00pm. The cost of a bus ticket is $7 for return or one way travel.
The Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival has won the prestigious Racing NSW award for the ‘Most Popular Country Feature Racemeeting’ five times in the last decade. Book your Albury accommodation today to be a part of this significant racing event and experience all this delightful country town has to offer.