Giddy up for the 137th ​Quorn Cup

Punters get track-side.

Punters get track-side.

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The streets of Quorn are set to come alive on Saturday, August 25 as the annual Quorn Races returns.

Now in its 137th year, the Quorn Races is set to attract many locals as well tourists from Adelaide, interstate and beyond.

Quorn Jockey Club president Clayton Finlay would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new major sponsor Oz Minerals Carrapateena and all other new sponsors.

He would also like to thank the racing public for their patience over the period of time that the Quorn Jockey Club Incorporated has not raced.

“The brighter side is that we are back on track and looking bright,” he said.

He would like to congratulate his committee and volunteers for the work performed by them at the Quorn racecourse.

“In 2017 we attracted approximately 900 people and to do that again in 2018 would be very much appreciated,” Mr Finlay said.

“The committee of the Quorn Jockey Club Incorporated has endeavoured to draw larger nominations for our races by raising funding to a more suitable amount to please trainers and jockeys.”

Punters will be kept busy throughout the day with five races scheduled in the program and gates opening at 11am.

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The Oz Minerals Carrapateena Quorn Cup is the feature race of the day, which will be contested over 1900 metres and gets underway at approximately 3pm.

Marquee packages will be available at $90 per head, inclusive of free entry, a beverage package, two light meals and ten free race books per tent.

For the kids, there will be free entertainment including a bouncing castle and face painting.

The popular Fashions of the Field competition will be returning. Dress to impress for your chance to win big at the Quorn Cup.

The competition will kick off after Race 3 at approximately 2.30pm in front of the secretary's office.

There will be fun for the whole family with live music, bookmakers and on-course tote and excellent food and refreshments which will be provided in several areas.

The town and surrounding areas receive a huge boost over the Quorn Cup weekend according to Mr Finlay.

"The town benefits immensely from the complete weekend," he said.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for concessions and children under 16 are free.

There's nothing like being on the right track.