CUP TIME: Secretary and treasurer of the Thangool Race Club Edwina Devine with vice president of the race club Mark Simpson.
CUP TIME: Secretary and treasurer of the Thangool Race Club Edwina Devine with vice president of the race club Mark Simpson. Zhanae Conway-Dodd

Plenty of prizes on offer at Thangool Cup

THERE will be two feature races to look forward to at this year's Thangool Cup.

The Eric and Val Nobbs Memorial Thangool Cup over 1600m will be run as well as the Noel Howard Memorial Thangool Newmarket race over 1200m.

Both of these races offer up the prize of a trophy which the committee finalised this week.

The racetrack won't be the only place where fierce competition takes place with fashions on the field set to heat up as well.

Thangool Race Club vice president and sponsor organiser Mark Simpson said there were major prizes on offer for the person who takes home the fashion win on the day.

"Our feature prize for the overall winner is a return trip for two to Brisbane compliments of Fly Corporate,” he said.

"There is also a variety of other prizes and this year we have a new class for fashions in the field, which is a junior class for under-12s.”

PRIZE WINNERS: The cups which will be given the the winners of the two major races on the day.
PRIZE WINNERS: The cups which will be given the the winners of the two major races on the day. Zhanae Conway-Dodd

Simpson said the day would consist of a six-race program with the weather shaping up perfectly.

"Generally at this time of the year the days are nice and not overly hot. As long as the weather co-operates I think we will have a very good crowd,” he said.

Simpson first joined the Thangool Race Club after being approached and asked to join the committee and has now held the position of vice president for the last five years.

"The whole committee is a bunch of volunteers from the people that maintain the grounds to the staff who load the horses into the barriers to the judges,” he said.

"It is a really good effort put in by all volunteers.”

If you're looking for Simpson on the day he said he will be fulfilling one of his roles in helping with the weigh-ins.

"One of my roles on the race day is weighing the jockeys out and back in, I'll be assisting the stewards in that task.”

Simpson encouraged everyone to head along with tickets at the gate for $15.


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