Big names on track for Cup
LAST year’s Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup had a fairytale ending with Southern Downs horse Sir Kingsford taking the crown and with only three days until nominations, the meet is set to attract some big names.
Warwick’s Len Bryant trained Sir Kingsford – owned by the Shelley family – and the Bryant name has been synonymous with Cup winners and favourites such as Cedar Boy and King Chabalon.
New Warwick Turf Club president Jim Costello has been in the top job for about a week and said race nominations were set to open on Monday with acceptances due Thursday for the six race meet.
“Garry Adcock was in need of a bit of a spell after three years as club president,” Mr Costello said.
Warwick Cup co-ordinator Warwick Fraser said gallopers and Cup fashionistas would have to share the course with a range of entertainment on the day.
“Action will be on and off the track with a raft of new entertainment to entertain a record crowd,” Mr Fraser said.
“This year there’ll be stilt walkers, uni-cyclists, circus performers, magicians, mimers, body paint artist and hoola-hoop dancers direct from the Gold Coast.
“In a Cup first more than $7000 worth of items will be up for grabs in an on-course silent auction.
“Racegoers will have the chance to bid on a range of items including six member seats at Suncorp Stadium to the opening Broncos game of the 2011 NRL season, an accommodation/food/beverage package at Spicers Peak Lodge worth $1400, two nights accommodation including some meals at Spring Creek Cottages and Cafe, a $1700 pack from Breville including a top of the range cappuccino machine, a Panasonic 42 inch plasma screen and a Broncos cap signed by the 2010 Bronco’s squad.
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