The City of Port Augusta Cup is coming up fast

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The city of Port Augusta will once again be a hive of activity on Cup weekend as the city celebrates one the biggest community events on Port Augusta’s social calendar.

Cup Weekend attracts thousands of racegoers from far and wide and will kick off with the popular Cup Eve Dinner at the Central Augusta Football & Community Sporting Club on Saturday, July 7 at 6pm.

This year’s special guest is 35-time Group 1 winning jockey Darren Gauci. ‘The Gauch’ has more than 2500 wins to his name and many amazing stories from his time in the saddle.

As always, it will be an event not to be missed.

The Cup Eve Dinner includes a three-course meal and tickets always sell fast, so be sure not to miss out.

The Fashion at the Races competition is back and bigger than ever with more than $4500 worth of prizes up for grabs including $1000 cash, a watch from Milhinch Hourglass Jewellers and a Daily Edited voucher for the best-dressed lady.

There are some great prizes up for grabs.

Emily Holden, Port Augusta Racing Club secretary

Everyone can get involved on the day with prizes for elegant lady, millinery, best-dressed man, teen boy, teen girl and juniors, so make sure you and all of your family are dressed to impress.

An exciting new addition to Cup Day this year is the Pimms Bar.

Serving freshly made Pimms by the jug or glass, the bar has been a hit all around the state, so make sure you grab one and cheer on a winner.

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As always the kids will be entertained for hours with free kids entertainment including a jumping castle, face painting and an appearance from Archie the Stable Stars horse.

To make sure everyone gets to the track safely, the local bus service will be offering rides to and from the track for only $5 a trip.

So if you’ve never experienced a day at the City of Port Augusta Cup, then why not make it this year?

Port Augusta Racing Club secretary Emily Holden said the club is extremely excited about this year’s City of Port Augusta Cup.

“Huge crowds, great hospitality and plenty of action await,” she said.

“We are really thankful to have the Lions and Rotary club assisting on the day.

“Keep an eye for the Scouts who will be collecting cans on the day with proceeds going towards the Scouts.”

If you would like to attend the Cup Eve Dinner contact Colleen Manning on 0459 376 307 for tickets.

  • Gates open at 11am on Sunday, July 8
  • General admission: $20
  • Early bird: $15