Lock Cup makes its return for 52nd year

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The Lock Cup will return to the racecourse this Sunday, with locals and visitors alike set to flock to the popular meet.

This will be the 52nd iteration of the event, with organisers preparing for another big day.

Last year saw Port Lincoln trainer Angela Forster win her third Lock Cup in a row, when Montalto won the 1900-metre Ramsay Bros Lock Cup. 

Jockey Justin Huxtable, who rode Montalto, was also joint winner of Jockey of the Day, with Brandon Griffiths and the Trainer of the Day trophy was won by Simon Drewitt.

This year will see a strong field compete for the major prize. 

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The 52nd Lock Cup is sponsored by Ramsey Bros Case IH and the race prize money is $15,000, with the Lock Cup winner receiving $10,000 including a Cup trophy worth $200.

Once again Fashions on the Field will play a large part in the day, with some great prizes up for grabs for the best dressed ladies and gentleman.

The winner of the men’s category could win an MJ Bale prize pack valued $200 and a Rustik Cove voucher for $100. Meanwhile the ladies can win $500 in cash.

There is also an Evo hair prize pack valued at $200 up for grab for the best raceday hat/millinery.

The Lock Cup will be held on February 11, with gates open at 11.30am.

Entry is $15 while children under 16 are free. Please note there are no ATM facilities available and no eskys are allowed.