Held during the Warrnambool Racing Carnival, featuring all three codes, this year’s Warrnambool Cup was one of the most successful ever, with 1800 people flocking to Wannon Park for the finals of the Group 2 Warrnambool Cup, won by Zambora Brockie (Anthony Azzopardi) and the Group 2 Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Classic, won by One For Me, (Jeff Britton). Many in the crowd had enjoyed a day at the horse races and then took advantage of the shuttle buses provided by GRV to take them to the greyhound track. But while this is the richest night of greyhound racing on the Victorian country circuit with over $200,000 in prize money up for grabs, it isn’t all about the outstanding greyhound racing. The Club put on a fantastic meal in the dining room; people lapped up the entertainment provided by tribute band Gold Chisel; and GRV’s resident tipster James Van de Maat ran a massively successful Punters Club, turning everyone’s $10 investment into $45 – that’s a 450% return!
And of course there was brilliant greyhound racing all night, with 12 races keeping everyone excited.
If you haven’t been before, it’s time to start thinking about going in 2017 – the May Warrnambool Racing Carnival is one of regional Victoria’s great sporting events.
Have a look at the photo gallery and the video, which captures all the fun and atmosphere of the night.
See you there next year.
WARRNAMBOOL CLASSIC: One For Me cruises to comfortable victory
WARRNAMBOOL CUP: Zambora Brockie wins in front of massive crowd
VIDEO: Box speed Might prove enough in Warrnambool Classic
VIDEO: James Van de Maat’s Warrnambool Cup Track Tour
VIDEO: 2016 Warrnambool Classic Preview
VIDEO: Gadget going for glory in Warrnambool Cup
2016 Warrnambool Cup Preview