Some of the days events are available to see in the picture gallery.
Race results and stewards reports now available.
Drouin and Alexandra, 9th and 10th of February 2008.
Drouin Royal Hotel Ficifolia Cup Race Day – This Saturday, Feb. 9
This Saturday will be exciting for all. Before the races, the town ship of Drouin will hold the annual Street Parade down the main thoroughfare. There will be lots of fun and floats. The parade runs between 12 noon and 1pm. After the parade, walk to Civic park, for the beginning of ‘Party in the park’ with free music, throughout the rest of the day. From civic park, there will be free buses going to the race track, approximately every half hour.
Drouin have again been very fortunate, with very good fields of horse entries. With weather forecast to be fine, it should be a great day of racing. There will be free childrens activities, “Hatslotto”…. Where ANYONE wearing a hat can go into the random draw for prizes. Children under 16 admitted free, Bar and refreshments on course, full TAB facilities.
After a wonderful day at the track, why not take the free bus back to town, and watch the ficifolia festival fireworks?
Racing’s Second Coming - This Sunday Feb. 10th at Alexandra.
If you are footloose and fancy-free come to the races on Sunday. Alexandra Race Club is racing this Sunday 10th February at the Hot to Trot Meeting. We’ve ordered fine, not wet, weather for our second attempt to launch the racing season. It will be a great launch, with a combination of horse racing and foot racing. If they are up for it, the Alexandra footballers and netballers will compete in The 100m Dash for Cash providing patrons with an opportunity to gauge how the teams are shaping up for the season ahead. If you need more reason to trot along, the Dirty Rotten Mongrels will get you grooving along with some hot rock and roll.
It’s a day for movers and groovers and the dynamic young business people at Yarck are sponsoring so many races we considered renaming ourselves the Yarck Race Club. The Yarck General Store and Yarck Hotel are sponsoring along with Koala Country Orchard. The secretary is from Yarck and Yarck Community Inc has serviced our meetings for years. The Alexandra Veterinary Clinic services Yarck, Other sponsors should be honorary members of the Yarck community, Bell Distribution provides small goods to the district and Cherry King and Christopher’s Orchards may not have anything to do with Yarck but would be most welcome as Yarck is such a generous, vibrant, community.
The gates open at Noon, First race is at 1:10 PM last at 4:30 PM. Tote van and bookmakers are available, Viv’s afternoon tea stall provides fantastic homemade food and the Lions run the BBQ & Bar. You can BYO but why bother with such excellent refreshments to hand. Entry $10, Conc, $5 Chn 15 and under free. For more information check out the website, www.alexandraraceclub.com.au.