By Casey O'Connor
Preparations at the Armstrong Park are almost complete for Saturday’s Stanthorpe Cup meeting.
Club President Chips Brunckhorst his committee and a team of volunteers were busy bring things up to scratch on Sunday.
A new extension was due to have the roof added on Monday.
This new covered area will be provide a seating area for sponsors and patrons who are dining as well as another covered area for the general public.
Mr Brunckhorst said the track will be in perfect condition following the rain early in the week and a final mow on Friday should see it in the best order for several years.
patrons who have reserved seating will be under the cover of the large marquee synonymous with the Stanthorpe Cup Day.
Secretary Jill Brunckhorst has spent the past week fielding inquiries from visitors from Brisbane and surrounds and organisers are expecting a large crowd after last year’s meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Whe nominations closed at midday on Tuesday a total of 62 horses were nominated for the six race program.
Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie has nominated last start winner Simply So while Warwick galloper Colpo Di Tamburo who was a placegetter on Saturday in Warwick is also in the field.
Piracy comes into the race having won an Open race in Tara at its last start.
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It is sure to be another great day at the Armstrong Park.
There will Fashions on the Field. There will be plenty of bookmakers on track to take you local or southern bets.
Ballandean Estate will be operating their Wine Bar while the bar and can bar will keep you hydrated.
A reminder that as this is a licenced event alcohol is not permitted to be brought onto the course.
Crisps Coaches will be operating buses to and from the course for the convenience of patrons.
For those stayers the music will kick in when the racing is over.
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