Celebrate Australia Day at Balnarring Races

With just one week to go until Australia Day, preparations are well underway for the the Quilly Park Balnarring Cup meeting. With a full card of racing, entertainment for the kids, food stalls and plenty of space to picnic a day at Balnarring Races is a great way to celebrate Australia Day.

Immortal Fire winning the Balnarring Cup 2015!
Immortal Fire winning the Balnarring Cup 2015!

There are 6 races in total, the feature race being the Quilly Park Balnarring Cup which will be run over 1,600 metres this year, in previous year’s it’s been run over 2,400 metres.

This year Balnarring Races welcomes 2011 Australian of the Year Simon McKeon AO as our Australia Day Ambassador. Simon will be giving the crowd the Australia Day address, raising the flag and leading us as we sing the National Anthem.

Gates open at 10am with the first race at 1pm. Balnarring Races advises people to arrive early to avoid queuing. Barbeques can be used, subject to fire restrictions, BYO alcohol is also permitted.

Balnarring Cup General_26-01-13, Balnarring_0397Like our Facebook page then like our post to win tickets to the Quilly Park Balnarring Cup Day. We’ve got a bumper prize of 10 badges to give away to one lucky winner – bring your family, friends and a picnic for a great day out at Balnarring Races. Click here to visit our Facebook page and get your entry in.

Don’t forget to share our page and post with your mates so that they can enter for more chances to win! The competition closes at midday on Thursday, January 21st when we will draw and contact our winner.

For further raceday information visit balnarringraces.com.

 

Suzanne Newman

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