Race Day Initiative as part of the Drought Communities Programme

Published on 14 October 2019

The first 200 people to enter the gates at the Deniliquin Caulfield Cup races will receive free entry thanks to Edward River Council’s latest initiative under the Drought Communities Programme Funding. 

Complimentary buses will also be made available from each of the six rural villages to transport patrons to and from the race event.  

Being held on Saturday 19 October at the Deniliquin Racecourse, the event is a chance for the community to come together in unity for a fun day out.

Edward River Council Mayor Cr Norm Brennan said that he hoped community members would take advantage of the race day initiatives.

“Our bus and gate entry initiatives will allow a diverse range of people from across our Council area may be encouraged to attend the race meeting, who might not have otherwise been able to attend. It will bring together people in a social setting and promote attendance at a very important event for the community and local racing club.”

“Having a day out with friends is incredibly important during these times, and we hope this initiative helps as many people as possible to attend”.

This initiative is being supported through the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme. 

Complimentary entry tickets will be offered on a first through the gate basis. Buses will depart from Booroorban at 11.00am, Wanganella at 11.20am, Pretty Pine at 11.35am, and Conargo and Blighty at 11.30am.

All buses will leave the race ground at 6.30pm for the return trip.

Please contact Council on (03) 5898 3000 or council@edwardriver.nsw.gov.au to reserve a seat on a bus.