Giddy up for Stanthorpe Cup

Neil Brunckhorst, President of the Stanthorpe Jockey Club.

Racing lovers are set to embrace the 2021 Stanthorpe Cup at the Jockey Club after the suspension of activities due to Covid-19 last year.

The Armstrong Park gates will be open at 10am. Admission tickets cost $20 and are being sold on Free buses will leave the town centre from 11am and return at 5pm.

This year’s feature will be run over 1200 metres as an Open Handicap with $15,000 on offer, according to Racing Queensland (RQ).

In the club for over 30 years, Stanthorpe Jockey Club president Neil Brunckhorst expects a massive influx of visitors to the event.

“We did not race last year because of COVID, but this year the bookings are well above 2019. It is all looking really good provided everything goes to plan,” Mr Brunckhorst said to RQ.

He informed that over the last 15 years, the club’s committee had invested their own money to improve their facilities. Mr Brunckhorst revealed that 60 new tie-up stalls, covered bookies, and a betting ring were built.

Live music, spring fashion and over $800 in vouchers will make the scenario even more tempting as the race takes control as the main event.

On Facebook, Stanthorpe Cup Jockey Club has shared fashion tips for those who want to impress at the event. For the ladies:

“The word out there for this season racing fashion tips. Acid greens, cobalt blues, lipstick reds and zingy orange led the pack for racing fashion in 2021, either worn together as striking block colours or offset with neutrals like black, beige, grey and cream.”

“Follow the golden rule of dressing for the races – elegant style – busy dress, simple headpiece; simple dress, dramatic headpiece.”

And for the gentleman:

“A good fitting suit, clean polished shoes and start your day well-groomed. The perfect occasion to bust out the brogues, double monks or penny loafers. Browns, dark burgundies are the perfect compliment for a grey, blue or navy suit.”