Racing returns to Ouyen for the 2014 Greggs Electrical Ouyen Pacing Cup this Sunday and, with great weather, racing, entertainment and prizes to be won looks set to be a fantastic day out.
The eight-race twilight card kicks off at 5:07pm and includes the eleventh heat of the Landmark Ouyen Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship, as well as the Mildura Rural City Council Vicbred Platinum Country Series J Final.
Mildura trainer Boris Devcic has two runners engaged in the main race, with in form pacer Timeless Era one of the main chances after putting together a string of victories, before contesting the S.A. Cup at Betezy Park Globe Derby and being beaten less than five metres by such racing luminaries as Smoken Up and Caribbean Blaster. The powerful Emma Stewart stable makes the trip from Smythes Creek with talented entire Johnny Quid, and Mildura trainer Shayne Cramp will team up with driver Nathan Jack hoping to add to Copthewrath’s recent string of victories.
Off the track, the Ouyen Harness Racing Club has planned a huge range of fun and games for patrons of all ages.
Once again, Choice Hotels have sponsored a $1000 cash giveaway draw to be won by one lucky patron. Just fill in the entry form attainable at entry to be eligible.
The Club will conduct members’ draws throughout the day with loads of prizes to be won, and, in a special Ouyen initiative, a draw to win ‘Ouyen Traders Dollars’ – money that can be traded at any business in the Ouyen Township.
There will also be a Fashions on the Field competition, and popular Melbourne band Kartoon will perform after the last race.
Children will also be well catered for with a free jumping castle, merry go round and climbing wall to explore.
There is no BYO, but the track will have plenty of refreshments available on course so bring the family to enjoy a night of great entertainment with the locals at Ouyen Pacing Cup.
by Lucy McCormick
Harness Racing Victoria