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Cup insiders' top event

Warwick Vet Clinic's Chris Reardon, five-year-old thoroughbred Banderin, trainers assistant Steve Clarke and My Optical's Paul Morrissey are ready to kick off the Calcutta this Friday night.
Warwick Vet Clinic's Chris Reardon, five-year-old thoroughbred Banderin, trainers assistant Steve Clarke and My Optical's Paul Morrissey are ready to kick off the Calcutta this Friday night. Georja Ryan

THE My Optical Cup Calcutta is like the red carpet roll-out for the Warwick Cup, and this year is no exception.

Gather a few mates, grab a schooner and get all the inside horse goss on the cup runners.

Have your chance to "own" a horse and go in the running to win a wad of cash.

Stuart Bond will auction off the horses and local race-caller Anthony Collins will talk up the prospects and their form.

My Optical's Paul Morrissey said he was proud to put his name to the Calcutta, and encouraged everyone to get involved.

"It really sets the mood for the cup and I've been studying up on the horses," he said.

Cup sponsor Chris Reardon of Warwick Vet Clinic said the turf club was thankful for My Optical's support.

"Their support is vital for what is such a premier event - that is the Warwick Cup," Mr Reardon said.

Former Australian and St George football legend, Wally "Gator" Fullerton-Smith will also make an appearance on the night.

The Calcutta is hosted on track at Allman Park from 6.30pm.

Entry is free and there will be drinks and nibbles available, plus $2000 worth of Sportingbet vouchers up for grabs.

Topics:  calcutta, horse racing, horses, my optical, sport, warwick cup


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