Located less than two hours from Melbourne, Avoca is a vibrant rural town located in the heart of Pyrenees. Operating for over 160 years, Ballarat’s Avoca Shire Turf Club knows just how to run a successful race day and is excited to announce the 2018 Blue’s Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup!
With previous years posing as a tremendous success, this year’s set to be bigger and better than ever, with Emmylou MacCarthy, one of Australia’s most engaging presenters and fashionistas, as this year’s Fashions on the Field host and emcee. EmmyLou is the pinnacle of style, whether she’s hosting the red carpet at the logies, or walking down the street and is sure to pose as no less on the field.
Competition stakes are high, with over $10,000 in prizes up for grabs, all happening in the “No Fuss Event Hire” Catwalk Enclosure. Set under the beautiful gums and overlooking the ranges of Pyrenees, the Enclosure offers race goers the chance to get nice and close to all the action, whilst also enjoying a DJ set and make use of the Elysium Retouch tent.
A patron for almost 30 years, Brad Fernando is passionate about the iconic event also, taking on volunteer roles in recent years, including Fashions on the Field judging. This year, he will be the face of this year’s cup. Fernando’s interest in horse racing has spanned for many years and has spent time working with Bart Cummings, trainer extraordinaire, at Flemington racecourse.
Don’t miss out on a day of quality racing, dining, drinking and dancing, set against some of the most majestic scenery in Australia.
The Blue Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup will be taking place on Saturday, October 20, with gates opening at 10:30AM.
Admission starts at $23 for adults, with many hospitality, food and beverage packages available as well as camping at the racecourse.
Head to countryracing.com.au/avoca for more information.
Written by Aine Keogh