Kimba Cup set to delight

STRIDE: Moon Devil at full stride on the home straight in the 2017 Wudinna Hotel Motel Kimba Cup.
STRIDE: Moon Devil at full stride on the home straight in the 2017 Wudinna Hotel Motel Kimba Cup.

The Kimba Racing Club is staging its annual Cup Day at Ravendale Park, Port Lincoln on Sunday, March 25.

It is sure to be an action-packed day, with the inclusion of the final race of the Thomas Foods Bill Holland Series.

The Kimba Cup, which is run over 1950 metres, should attract a top field of runners with the Port Lincoln, Penong and Streaky Bay Cups run in the lead up to race day.

The eight-event card will also run the Elders flying over 1210 metres with a prize of $12,500.

All other races on the day have a prize of $12,000 except for the maiden race, which has a prize of $10,000.

Nominators of horses travelling more than 100 kilometres to Port Lincoln for the cup will receive a $100 travel refund.

The Fashion at the Races will be a huge attraction with prizes to be won, as well as the chance of entering the finals with outstanding prizes on offer.

Live music will accompany patrons in the main marquee area which has again stayed at $135 per person this year, which includes a sumptuous food package along with extensive wines, beer and soft drink available.

Face painters, jumping castle, ice cream will be available to entertain the youngsters and of course, for the on course general admission patrons there will be plenty of bookmakers, bars and food stalls.

With the Kimba Cup winding up the season, people wishing to have a good week of racing are encouraged to start at the Streaky Bay Cup and make their way down to Port Lincoln, with accommodation packages available.

It’s sure to be an action-packed day, with the inclusion of the final race of the Thomas Foods Bill Holland Series.

It’s important that patrons make sure they have accommodation booked early.

The Port Lincoln Information Centre are very helpful with finding accommodation.

The Kimba Cup has achieved an excellent reputation for providing a high quality country race meeting and this year will also host the presentation of the awards for Horse of the Year, Jockey of the Year and Trainer of the Year for the Eyre Peninsula Racing Association.

People wishing to take advantage of race day hospitality packages are urged to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as the bookings will be closing on Sunday, March 18.

Inquiries regarding the race day should be made to Megan Dickenson on 0428 272 337 or contact any Kimba Racing Club committee person to help assist with bookings.

Transport from the Marina Hotel and city hotels will be available and the club is endeavoring to make the season’s final race meeting at Port Lincoln the most memorable.

General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for concession card holders, and children under the age of 16 can enter the race day free of charge, with gates opening from 11am.

The Kimba Racing Club wishes to sincerely thank its sponsors, which make these race days possible.