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.
This year the harness club is throwing its support behind the Challenge Foundation Goulburn charity which provides supported travel and accommodation for children and other adult clients. The charity is in the process of constructing a new housing facility with the capacity of providing a safe and content home for up to 20 clients https://www.challengefoundationgoulburn.com.au/
Date to confirmed
Goulburn Recreation Area, 47 Braidwood Road, Goulburn NSW
NB: entry fee will be collected by members of the ‘Challenge Foundation Goulburn’ charity with every dollar donated to the charity
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 for great prizes
- A signed 2020 Canberra Raiders jersey
- Other prizes (To Be Advised)
- 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
Mini trotting races courtesy of Capital Region Mini Trots will kick things off early in the program of racing. Cheer on our future trainers and drivers before the big horses get going
Jumping Castle supplied by Jumpin Times Castles, all children can be challenged for hours in the Looney Tunes C5 Combo
Facing Painting courtesy of Rainbow Faces will be lots of fun for the smaller children. In addition to the face painting, the Rainbow Faces artists will also provide glitter tattoos and balloon twisting all for free
Family fun day novelty races & events – get the whole family to the track and be part of the ‘off track’ competition. With $$$ CASH $$$ prizes for all winners, children and adults, events will take place between the harness races, and include:
Potato throwing – children & adults
Pumpkin bowling – children & adults
Boot/shoe races – children & adults
Pipe golf – children & adults
Tug-Of-War – adult women and men. Organise your team and be trackside.
A total of $2,000 is on offer for these events, so make sure you don’t miss out.
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
Coffee and Ice Cream courtesy of Gaye of Coffee N Cream will be available on course next to the children’s entertainment
$30,000 Group 2 Goulburn Soldiers Club Frank & Edna Day Goulburn Cup 2240 metres for NR up to 120 horses
$18,000 Goulburn Rose Pace 2240 metres for NR up to 70 horses
$10,000 Goulburn Rose Consolation Pace 2240 NR up to 70 horses
$10,000 Goulburn Mulwaree Sprint 1710 metres for NR up to 90 horses
$10,000 Goulburn Guineas 3 year old colts & geldings 1710 metres No NR horses
$10,000 Three Year Old Fillies Stakes 3 year old fillies 1710 metres No NR horses
$10,000 for all other races
Electronic access to the full race program will be available later in 2020