RACE READY: This year’s Bowen Cup (Saturday, October 4) is expected to be the biggest yet. Photo by Saskia Vollema-Creek.
RACE READY: This year’s Bowen Cup (Saturday, October 4) is expected to be the biggest yet. Photo by Saskia Vollema-Creek.

A big day planned at Bowen races

ONE of Whitsundays most iconic horse racing events returns to Ben Bolt Park in Bowen this Saturday, October 4.

The Bowen Cup is a long-standing social affair that sees women dressing to the nines and men looking as dapper as ever.

Bowen Turf Club president Cyril Vains said the day will be jam-packed with competitive racing and some lovely sights.

"Its country racing at its best and it's great to see everyone come and dress up for each other and the day.

"It's always a day of top class racing, fashion, fun and country hospitality - that's what we are all about," he said.

He said Saturday will be one of the busiest races the club has hosted with more tents and marquees booked than ever before.

Entry is $15 on the day and there a number of packages and bus deals available on Whitsunday Tickets.

For $135 a Bowen Race day package for Airlie Beach residents is available.

This includes return bus, entry fee to Bowen Turf Club, gourmet barbecue buffet lunch, own marquee and bar and race guides.

Local boutiques, Lotus Boutique and Divalicious Fascinators will also teaming up for their first ever Bowen Cup bus.

Attendees can expect lots of fun and excitement with a punter's club, bus sweeps and their very own fashions of the field where the winner of first prize will score $300 worth of vouchers from Lotus Boutique, Divalicious Fascinators and Mama Africa Bar and Niteclub.

Tickets are available at Whitsunday Tickets.

L.A Entertainment will also be hosting a Bowen Cup Party Bus for $89 per person.

Tickets are available from Airlie Scissor Sisters and Killer Signs and include transfers, entry to the races and free entry to Boom Nightclub and Phoenix Bar after parties.

For more information visit L.A Entertainment's official Facebook page.

RACE TIME

What: Bowen Cup

When: Saturday, October 4

Where: Ben Bolt Park, Bowen

Tickets: $15 entry to the races

Enquires: Cyril Vains 0411 090 502



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