PACING and harness racing events are heating up at the Ballarat and District Trotting Club this January with another big night to mark in the calendar.
First up on the card is The PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup. To be held on Saturday, 19 January, the Group 1 feature race has a prize pool of $100,000 and will showcase some of the region’s top-level pacers including Inter Dominion place getters Cruz Bromac and Spankem.
Yet like all events at the Ballarat Trotting Club, there’s just as much action off the track as on it.
There are three tiers of fine dining available with a package priced to suit everyone while activity highlights include Elysium Day Spa Fashions on the Field, a tug-o-war competition and halftime show featuring the Starstruck Vaulting Team.
Vaulting is a recognised equestrian discipline that spectacularly combines horse handling skills with gymnastics.
“This year’s Pacing Cup offers a little something for everyone,” said Belinda Eden, the trotting club’s business development and marketing manager.
“Fashions on the field is open to kids and ladies, there’s also free kids’ activities, a tug-of-war and something not everyone has seen before, vaulting.
“It’s a great night out for the whole family.”
Gates open for the Ballarat Pacing Cup at 5pm.
General Entry is $15 for adults, $10 concession and under 18s are free when accompanied by an adult.
For more information visit ballarattrottingclub.com.au/racing/pacing-cup-2019.