HORSIN' AROUND: Killarney residents Kelli Matthews and Jackie Hilton catch up at 2016's Cup.
HORSIN' AROUND: Killarney residents Kelli Matthews and Jackie Hilton catch up at 2016's Cup. Sophie Lester

Event rained out three times will finally go ahead

THE sun is finally shining on the Killarney Cup and the town's community can not wait to get betting.

After being rained out on three separate occasions the annual racing event will be going ahead tomorrow at Allman Park from 11am to 8pm.

The price of entry at the gate is $10.

For one of the Cup's committee members Sandy Wallace, the event represents more than just a few horse races.

"The community spirit behind it is great, it allows everyone to come together for a relaxed day of fun,” Mrs Wallace said.

"For business owners in the town it gives them a chance to mingle with their patronage.”

Killarney punters will be transferred via bus from the Killarney Bowls Club to the races.

The first bus is already full, with 61 people ready to watch some equine action but Mrs Wallace said they are preparing another bus.

For on-field fashionistas, there will be a best-dressed competition for couples, men and women.

Unlucky people who take out a losing bet are encouraged to hold onto their losing tickets to enter a prize raffle to win goodies from Killarney businesses, Veronica's on Willow and Gorgeous Coffee Lounge.

After the action, Killarney punters have the option to be transported back to the bowls club where cover band Fugarwie will help them dance the night away.

Mrs Wallace said the support from the Warwick Turf Club has been imperative for the Killarney tradition to keep going ahead.

"Without their help the racing events for Killarney and Allora would not go ahead,”she said.

There are six thoroughbred horse races scheduled for the event including horses from Warwick trainers Michael Hemmings and Garry Schwenke to race in the Killarney Cup and there will be an Arabian Horse Race for the finale.



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