New date attracts crowd

March 15, 2018

Corowa Race Club President Peter Wortmann with winning trainer Mark Gee holding the Corowa Cup and Member for Farrer Sussan Ley at the Corowa Cup race meet.

There was plenty of fun and frivolity at the Corowa racetrack on Saturday as racegoers enjoyed all the action that was the Corowa Cup.

In what was the second major shake-up of the Corowa Race Club calendar, the popular race meet was brought forward by a day and it paid off.
The race committee labelled the change of date as a welcome change that attracted a crowd that was on par with its Corowa Cup crowd last year.
Corowa Race Club Secretary Sheridan Kay told the Free Press it was a great afternoon with large numbers entering the racetrack after 2pm.
“We found we had a lot of people from out of town too because of what the long weekend had on offer in the area,” she said.
“It was more of a relaxed race meeting with people dressed in smart casual attire and they looked to be taking in the atmosphere of a great race meeting with great fields.
“Everywhere you looked there were people enjoying themselves and the water slide was a hit with the kids.
“The shaded seating area was all taken, the live entertainment was great and the girls were flat out in the bar so we were very busy on the day.”
Surprising many was that a horse with a $101 chance claimed the Corowa Cup.
Nagging, who is trained by Goulburn’s Mark Gee, ran a great race over the 1600m distance to win the Cup that carried a $35,000 prize.

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