Carnival of Cups:
The ‘Frank & Edna Day’ Carnival of Cups race day is the Goulburn club’s principal meeting of the season. Held now on the 3rd Sunday of January, the fixture hosts the best available horses in New South Wales and provides harness fans and families an outstanding afternoon of entertainment
The clubs signature race is the Goulburn Soldiers Club sponsored Frank & Edna Day Goulburn Cup. The $30,000 Group 3 race is contested over the 2240 metre distance and the honour role lists many of Australia’s very best pacers including Inter Dominion winner Tiger Tara, Miracle Mile winner Baby Bling, and the course and race record holder For A Reason who lists among his many other wins the 2013 Victoria Cup
While the racing is the big draw card, Carnival of Cups race day also brings many side attractions with entertainment for all the family
The day is also used to support important local organisations. In previous years, the gate takings have been donated to Convoy For Kids Goulburn, Goulburn High School and the Goulburn Base Hospital. Due to Covid 19 and the limitations on numbers of people attending, we have put on hold until 2022 fund raising for a local charity.
Sunday 17th January 2021
Goulburn Recreation Area, 47 Braidwood Road, Goulburn NSW
Covid 19 protocols:
General entry & booking requirements
NOTE: Northern Beaches residents, or persons who have visited the Northern Beaches in the past 14 days will NOT be permitted entry onto the Goulburn Paceway
Public entry into the Goulburn Paceway is via Gate 3
Entry will require electronic recording of names and contact details using a QR code at the entrance
Persons attending must ensure compliance with social distancing and hygiene requirements
NOTE: The Grace Millsom Function Centre is a major indoor facility and provides access to the TAB counter and betting machines, and our food and drink outlet. We are presently limited to a capacity of 160 people while outdoor we can accommodate in excess of 1,000 people. In order to manage larger numbers of people you must book your attendance by either emailing the club on email@example.com or by telephoning 0458 013 399 to reserve an indoor seat or an outside placement. A maximum of 120 people will be accommodated within the Grace Millsom Function Centre, with a further 40 outside people allowed to move in an out throughout the day to place bets, purchase food and drinks, etc. Patrons are requested to please comply with the instructions of Security and Covid Marshalls on duty.
Entertainment and other attractions
Jamie Agius – Goulburn’s own Country Rock artist will perform throughout the afternoon.
Raffles and giveaways will as usual be conducted and include:
- Family fun day raffle – Free entry to win an electric child’s Mercedes Benz toy car
- $2 raffle – First Prize $100, Second Prize $50
- Free Second Chance Draw after races 2, 4 and 6. All you have to do is endorse your losing tickets with your name and place in the designated box where the race books are sold. Give yourself a chance to win bottles of wine and boxes of chocolates.
- $50 race book draw; all you have to do is buy a race book, fill in the race book draw entry and place in the designated box; it’s as simple as that.
- $100 Members’ draw will also be conducted; to win the prize members MUST BE on-course when the draw is conducted
Toyota Yaris draw is courtesy of Harness Racing NSW and Terry Shields Toyota. Give yourself the chance to be drawn out as the winner of a Toyota Yaris at this year’s NSW Harness Racing Awards night in September 2020. To enter, simply place a completed Yaris draw entry in the designated barrel in the Grace Millsom Function Centre at our Carnival of Cups race meeting. The draw will be conducted on track and the lucky entrant will be one of 29 only entrants when the draw for the Yaris is conducted in October during the awards night. NB: the lucky entrant must be present at the awards night to qualify
Family fun day novelty races & events – due to Covid 19 concerns, the club’s Executive Committee have made the decision to put this on hold until next year’s Goulburn Carnival of Cups race day
Goulburn Events Management and Marcia Grant bring you a fresh and modern cafe menu. With something to cater to all tastes, the delicious menu is available on course in the Grace Millsom Function Centre which also includes a licenced bar
Trainers Note: nominations close 9.30am MONDAY 11th January 2021
$31,800 Group 2 Goulburn Soldiers Club Frank & Edna Day Goulburn Cup 2240 metres for NR up to 120 horses – 12 horse field
$20,400 Goulburn Rose Pace 2240 metres for NR up to 70 horses
$12,240 Goulburn Guineas 3 year olds 1710 metres No NR horses
$9,690 for all other races
The full race program can be seen here