From the coast line to the finish line The Streaky Bay Cup has something for everyone.
The excitement is building for The 2017 XXXXGold & Streaky Bay Community Hotel Cup. This year’s cup will be held on Saturday 25 March at the Streaky Bay Race Course.
For many, it is the main event for the Streaky Bay Calendar. It offers that one day of the year to live it big, go crazy and wear the most daring piece you have in the wardrobe. To others, it may be just an excuse to get together, bet big and enjoy a fun day in this beautiful seaside town on the Eyre Peninsula.
The night before
The Cup carnival festivities kick off on Friday 24 March at the Streaky Bay Hotel
In the front bar “Happy Hour” from 5.30pm-7pm, Pub raffle at 7pm. Upstairs dinner from 6pm. Come just for the Calcutta or book a table for dinner and hear the amazing story from this years guest speaker Joe Janiak the infamous trainer of “Takeover Target”. There will also be items for auction on the night.
The Cup Calcutta will commence approx. 8.30pm upstairs in the dinning room. Bookings are essential and places are already limited. To make a dinner booking call the hotel on 8626 7008.
If you don’t want to take the car – catch a Shuttle bus. Buses will be running to and from the track from the Streaky Bay Hotel every half hour starting from11am with the first race starting at approx. 12:30pm
Racegoers will experience a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with everything they need to have a great day at the races.
Cup Day will also host the final meet for the Thomas Foods International Bill Holland Series.
Punters will have access to TAB, oncourse bookmakers and the punters club.
Fashions At the Races
For the fashion conscious this years Streaky Surf n Style & Elders Real Estate Fashions at the races competition will be a real draw card.
In 2017 the competition will be different from previous years.
For the Ladies:
- Best Dressed will win $500 cash, sash and bouquet of flowers
- Runner Up will receive a “Media Make Up” prize pack (value at $200)
- The Best Millinery will receive a “Evo Hair” prize pack (value at $200)
The Winner will go on to qualify for the state final.
For the Lads:
Best Dressed Male will receive $100 voucher to “Surf’n’Style” & “M.J Bale” prize pack (value at $200)
Trackside Marquee & Chidlrens Entertainment
There will be plenty of food stalls on offer and an oncourse bar that operates on a drink ticket system. Tickets can be purchased at the track where there will be eftpos facilities available.
And don’t forget to bring the kids as there will be an “children’s entertainment” marquee with activities to enjoy throughout the day including face-painting and of course the jumping castle will be there again this year.
For those who love to go to the races and enjoy a Marquee, why not book a seat in the “Trackside Marquee” as it’s the prime position situated right at the Winning Post.
In 2017 the catering will be Cocktail style and will be supplied by Husband and Wife Duo Monique and Hugo accompanied by Hardy (head chef from Mocean café restaurant).
Tickets to the Marquee are $130p/p book a table of 10 or come as a couple – any size group can be accommodated. Entry is for 18years + with no children permitted in the Marquee.
Package includes cocktail food & drinks, entry to the track, race book, entry to the marquee, shuttle bus to and from the track.
Book your tickets today as spaces are limited and tickets are selling fast.
Contact Sue Montgomerie 0427 266 934
The after party
Want to continue the fun after the races are over? Catch the shuttle bus and head to the Streaky Bay Hotel for dinner from 6pm with live entertainment from 7pm. More detail’s to be announced.
The hotel keeps the festivities flowing as on the Sunday they will host a recovery session at the Hotel with a performance by Chris Matthews, a man who takes the best of folk, bluegrass, rock’n’roll country and roots wrapping it all up with the some incredible musicianship and stage presence.
So come join in the fun and excitement of the Streaky Bay Cup Carnival.
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For interview or media enquiries contact:
- Samantha Kirby
- Sponsorship & Marketing Coordinator
- 0400 654 456
*Please be aware BYO alcohol is not permitted to be brought to the track and will be confiscated. Esky checks will take place by the security staff.
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