Get your backside trackside

IT'S ON AGAIN: Vain Elaine on her way to winning the 2017 Nowra Cup. Photo: BRADLEY PHOTOS
IT'S ON AGAIN: Vain Elaine on her way to winning the 2017 Nowra Cup. Photo: BRADLEY PHOTOS

The annual Girls Day Out / Nowra Cup is set to take place on Sunday.

A minimum of $30,000 prize money will be on offer in each race at the Country Showcase meeting. 

Last year’s Nowra Cup was won by Vain Elaine. The Jason Coyle trained mare will miss the chance to defend her title, while she spends time in the paddock spelling.

This year, Coyle will float two horse down for the feature event – the Country Motor Company Nowra Showcase Cup over 1600 metres. Coyle will once again partner with jockey Kathy O’Hara on Nicochet, while Jess Taylor will take the ride on Weekend Affair. 

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott training combination will be looking for a win with their starter, Grand Finalist. The four-year-old gelding will be looking to improve off a last start second at Canterbury Park, under the guidance of in-form jockey Rachel King.  

Representing the local contingent after the $45,000 purse, will be Robert and Luke Price, with Curata Princess. The four-year-old mare has been showing good form, with a win and second place under her belt, from her last three starts. 

Of course, there will be plenty to do and see trackside.

Fashions on the field will be held after race three, competitions include: Magnificent Millinery, Fashionable Filly (females aged 18-34), Elegant Lady (females aged 34+), Best Dressed Gentleman and Coolest Couple.

There will be three prizes awarded in each category to the winner, runner up and third place. Gates open at 11am.

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