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14 September, 2021

Racegoers set to flock to Atherton Cup race day

RACEGOERS are set to flock to Morrow Park in Tolga this Saturday for annual Atherton Cup race day.

By Rhys Thomas

Country racing returns to the Atherton Turf Club this Saturday for the annual Atherton Cup.

RACEGOERS are set to flock to Morrow Park in Tolga this Saturday for annual Atherton Cup race day. 

With spring racing in full swing across the region, the country race day is set to attract a bumper crowd.

On track the day will feature a six race card, including the main event, The Atherton Cup. 

While off track there will be two live bands, food by the Atherton Lions Club and of course, the very popular, Fashions on the Field.

Atherton Turf Club president Lloyd Weare said that they are looking forward to welcoming people through the gates of Morrow Park this Saturday. 

“We’re looking towards a full house and the track is looking really good,” he said. 

“We are always looking forward to this event every year.” 

The track has been closed since last Saturday, keeping everything in tip top shape all in preparation for this weekend’s races. 

The committee has also sold all 15 of their marquees for the day but there is still a chance to grab yourself a ticket by heading to cairnstickets.com.au and searching for the Barron Valley Atherton Cup.

Gates open at 11am with racing from 1pm. For more information visit the Atherton Turf Club's Facebook page.


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