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Still the Greatest Show on Turf

Media release from Wellington Racing Club

Still the Greatest Show on Turf - Platinum Homes Wellington Cup Carnival 2014

David Butler, President of the Wellington Racing Club can’t wait until January next year.

The Platinum Homes Wellington Cup Carnival kicks off with a bang with Super Saturday on January 18 featuring the best race day in New Zealand and certainly right up there with the best of Australian feature racing.

The Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph, the Group 1 Ocean Park Classic, the Group 2 LA Stud Wakefield Challenge Stakes, the Group 3 Mills Reef Trentham Stakes and the Listed Anniversary Handicap.

If the racing wasn’t enough there is also the Grapes and Gallops Wine Festival located in the main forecourt.

On Monday the 20thInterislander Summer Festival Family Day takes over with activities for families and race goers alike.

One week later the iconic Platinum Homes Wellington Cup retains its crown as Wellington’s biggest and best party.

Won by the greatest race horses in New Zealand’s proud history this year’s running will be no exception and of course race goers will be able to enjoy the Gazley Fashions on the Field.

“What we are seeing internationally is the ever increasing popularity of racing carnivals. Whether it’s Flemington, Sydney, Royal Ascot or Kentucky, occasional race goers are attending race carnivals in greater numbers each year. The recent Melbourne cup carnival and Cup week in Christchurch have been great successes. Our 2014 Platinum Homes Wellington Cup Carnival will continue to build on the significant the momentum it has gained over the last decade as Wellington premier summer event”.

David is also proud that the Wellington Racing Club has re-engaged with not just its immediate geographic area but also with Wellington itself.

As part of that promotions in the lead up will be heavily focussed around activation and engagement in Wellington.

In the week leading up to Super Saturday the Club will be hosting a Corporate Wellington evening promoting the Club, its importance to Greater Wellington and also a new Corporate Membership product that will give businesses an opportunity to reward and look after their clients, customers and staff.

On the Wednesday before the Platinum Homes Wellington Cup the Club will be hosting a live Barrier Draw in Midland Park starting at 11.30am which will include fashion shows, free giveaways, tickets and a free lunch time BBQ sponsored by Wellington’s Master Butcher Preston’s.

On Cup eve there will be a major lunch at Rydges Hotel to get everyone warmed up for the following day.

Special guest flying in from Australia especially will be the “Rock Star” of Australian racing Mark Kavanagh trainer of legend Atlantic Jewel as well as Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and Cox Plate winner Maldivian amongst a stellar list of champions.

David is also proud to announce the new livery for the Wellington Racing Club with new logo and signage that reinforces the Club’s presence within Wellington and the proud fact that the Wellington Racing Club truly is Capital Racing.

Unbelievable history with an unbelievable future. Still the greatest show on turf.

David Butler, President of the Wellington Racing Club can’t wait until January next year.

The Platinum Homes Wellington Cup Carnival kicks off with a bang with Super Saturday on January 18 featuring the best race day in New Zealand and certainly right up there with the best of Australian feature racing.

The Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph, the Group 1 Ocean Park Classic, the Group 2 LA Stud Wakefield Challenge Stakes, the Group 3 Mills Reef Trentham Stakes and the Listed Anniversary Handicap.

If the racing wasn’t enough there is also the Grapes and Gallops Wine Festival located in the main forecourt.

On Monday the 20th Interislander Summer Festival Family Day takes over with activities for families and race goers alike.

One week later the iconic Platinum Homes Wellington Cup retains its crown as Wellington’s biggest and best party.

Won by the greatest race horses in New Zealand’s proud history this year’s running will be no exception and of course race goers will be able to enjoy the Gazley Fashions on the Field.

“What we are seeing internationally is the ever increasing popularity of racing carnivals. Whether it’s Flemington, Sydney, Royal Ascot or Kentucky, occasional race goers are attending race carnivals in greater numbers each year. The recent Melbourne cup carnival and Cup week in Christchurch have been great successes. Our 2014 Platinum Homes Wellington Cup Carnival will continue to build on the significant the momentum it has gained over the last decade as Wellington premier summer event”.

David is also proud that the Wellington Racing Club has re-engaged with not just its immediate geographic area but also with Wellington itself.

As part of that promotions in the lead up will be heavily focussed around activation and engagement in Wellington.

In the week leading up to Super Saturday the Club will be hosting a Corporate Wellington evening promoting the Club, its importance to Greater Wellington and also a new Corporate Membership product that will give businesses an opportunity to reward and look after their clients, customers and staff.

On the Wednesday before the Platinum Homes Wellington Cup the Club will be hosting a live Barrier Draw in Midland Park starting at 11.30am which will include fashion shows, free giveaways, tickets and a free lunch time BBQ sponsored by Wellington’s Master Butcher Preston’s.

On Cup eve there will be a major lunch at Rydges Hotel to get everyone warmed up for the following day.

Special guest flying in from Australia especially will be the “Rock Star” of Australian racing Mark Kavanagh trainer of legend Atlantic Jewel as well as Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and Cox Plate winner Maldivian amongst a stellar list of champions.

David is also proud to announce the new livery for the Wellington Racing Club with new logo and signage that reinforces the Club’s presence within Wellington and the proud fact that the Wellington Racing Club truly is Capital Racing.

Unbelievable history with an unbelievable future. Still the greatest show on turf.

ENDS

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