PICTURED at Byron Bay’s Main Beach promoting cup day are Ballina Jockey Club CEO Sarah Wills and clerk of the course, Ellisha Leonard, in silks aboard ‘Paint’ enjoying a carrot or two from the Byron Bay Cup.
PICTURED at Byron Bay’s Main Beach promoting cup day are Ballina Jockey Club CEO Sarah Wills and clerk of the course, Ellisha Leonard, in silks aboard ‘Paint’ enjoying a carrot or two from the Byron Bay Cup.

Top-class field for Byron Bay Cup

Record prizemoney of $25,000 will up for grabs in the Byron Bay Cup to be run at Ballina Racecourse on Sunday.

And according to Ballina Jockey Club CEO Sarah Wills, it’s the sort of prizemoney that will attract a top field for the cup and the other races on the program.

Ms Wills said the club had topped up the prize pool from its own resources, which reflected its ongoing commitment to make the day a premium race meeting on the Northern Rivers racing program.

She said the meeting had attracted strong support from the Byron Bay community, with the SPAR supermarket chain sponsoring the cup.

Buses will be running from Byron Bay to Ballina on Sunday. Tickets are $10 which will get you there and back and entry into the track. They are available at the Byron Bay Services Club until 4 pm tomorrow. (Fri).

Racegoers who want to enjoy the meeting in style can join the 100 Club and enjoy the hospitality in a VIP marquee. Tickets at $100 are available from the jockey club or the club’s Byron Bay ambassador, Ross King, on 0412361786. As well as a full race program, there will be fashions in the field and live music from The Blackbirds.

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