Cup given green light despite rain
LADIES, you might have to wear wedge heels to prevent unwanted sinking but the 150th Warwick Cup was given the all-clear after recent rain threatened to activate a phantom.
The wet weather has ensured a lush track but with showers predicted for the weekend, high heels could pierce moist ground resulting in some inadvertently taking a piece of history home.
With nine days until the meet, Warwick Cup co-ordinator Warwick Fraser perused the track and approved it for racing yesterday.
“Yesterday’s weather was exactly what we needed, it was warm and there was a bit of wind to dry it out,” Mr Fraser said.
“The track has drained well and has good coverage so it’s not like there are puddles everywhere.”
Mr Fraser said in the – touch wood – unlikely event the Southern Downs received a drenching during the cup count-down, a phantom meet would prevail with the event’s success stimulating the town’s economy.
“Hotels such as the Coachman’s Inn are booked out, the marquee is fully booked with 560 spots taken and the Horse and Jockey is gearing up for a big night,” he said.
“There’s been interest from a varied group of people this year. About 30 people from Queensland Reds (rugby union) have booked a table.”
Gates open 11am Saturday, October 9.
Six races with $5000 worth of prizes up for Fashions on the Field.
Full strength alcohol available.
Check out http://warwickcup.com.au or poke the Cup on Facebook.