The Mirror News


• The Influence Clothing Fashions on the Field is a highlight of the event.

PREPARATIONS for this weekend’s final race meeting for the season and feature event the Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup on Sunday March 10 are coming along well.

The first race on an 8-race card is scheduled for 1.05 pm, with the Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup being run at 4.40pm. Final fields will be declared on Thursday morning and the club is expecting strong interest in the $85,000 event. “I’ve been watching the 2000m races with interest, with a number of Country Cups having been run recently and several races over this distance in Melbourne” club CEO Adam Olszanski explained. 

“It would be terrific if former Stony Creek Cup winner Don’t Doubt Dory made a return after his recent Caulfield win, however he might be heading to Adelaide. Saturday’s Wangaratta Cup winner Toogoodfortoorak would be a good candidate too, and so would Station One who has won several Country Cups already this season and should be suited to the Stony Creek track.”

With recent storm events and the impact to the community of Mirboo North the club has extended the invitation to those communities and the emergency service workers who have assisted by offering a day out at the Stony Creek Cup. In partnership with Country Racing Victoria, SCRC are providing general admission, lunch and drink packages to 100 storm affected residents and those who assisted in a time of need. For more information, please visit http://mirboonorth. (Maximum of 4 tickets per person).

Chief Executive Officer, Adam Olszanski said “This year we have worked hard to connect with our community and improved the race day experience, and we are looking forward to another fantastic Cup Day, and extend the invitation to all to enjoy a great day out in one of the best locations South Gippsland has to offer “ 

This year the club has introduced the Community Grant Fund, to give back to the South Gippsland community through contributing to projects with direct benefits to local people. This financial year the club have allocated $10,000 to organisations working in the broad areas of education and resilience in the South Gippsland community, Meeniyan Primary School and The Go Girls Foundation are the inaugural recipients.  In addition to the Community Fund, over $5,000 was raised by local publicans, their staff and supporters on the annual Publican’s Day meeting on February 6. This year Change for Sam and the South Gippsland Community Health Foundation will receive an equal share of the funds raised.

Gates open at 11.30am for an afternoon that caters for the whole family, with a range of kid’s entertainment including The Funky Farm Wildlife shows, Little Ryders Pony Rides and Airy Fairy Face painting. All activities are free. In between races the lawn will be the place to be, with live music from Hurricane Duo and the Influence Clothing Fashions on the Field competition taking place. With over $2500 in prizes to be won, it will be worth dressing up for the occasion and participating in the fun. 

Thanks to the partnership with TAC there are also a range of bus routes available to get to and from the track. One of these is the Yarram route, which will collect passengers from Port Albert, Port Welshpool, Welshpool, Toora and Foster. 

As always there will be a range of cuisines on offer with the array of food trucks on track, and the Port Welshpool Coastguard operating their popular barbeque.  

There are a limited number of packages still available. For more information contact the club on (03) 5664 0099 or via email enquiries

Tickets: Adults $20, Concession $15, kids are free. All available at au or at the gate.


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