Fairview gears up for big weekend of racing

2016-10-19 06:00

IT is regarded as one of the best race days in Port Elizabeth and this year’s Betting World Algoa Cup will bring more of the same with Fairview gearing up to host the event on October 30.

The 2 000m contest caps off what should be a fantastic weekend’s racing in the Eastern Cape and the focus remains on providing a fun day out for the whole family with a number of fun things to do as part of the festivities.

There will be a dedicated children’s activity zone and pony rides with Algoa FM broadcasting live from the course in the build-up to the race.

There will also be a performance from Psyko Souljaz, a hip-hop and modern dance display to look forward to as lucky draws take place throughout the day.

Niqui Cloete-Barass will be the MC for the afternoon and will also be performing.

Georgie’s Corner will be transformed into a rustic area with tickets available at R125 per person, which includes a cheese platter, a glass of wine or a craft beer, as well as a Computaform. The area will be covered with a Bedouin tent and its proximity to the parade ring will provide a close-up view of the horses on the day.

Those wanting to race inside the building can book a spot in the HB Christian room with the R300 per head price tag allowing access to a scrumptious buffet, a racecard, gifts and entry to the venue’s lucky draw competitions in the afternoons.

This event will cap a jam-packed weekend of racing in the Eastern Cape with the curtain-raiser meeting on October 28, including the listed Racing Association Stakes, running over 1 600m with a stake of R150 000.

“With Betting World laying down roots in the Eastern Cape, we feel it’s important to continue supporting racing in this part of South Africa and we’re fully behind the Algoa Cup which remains one of the great racedays in Port Elizabeth,” said Nico Kritsiotis, marketing and brand manager of Betting World, of their involvement.

“We plan, in the weeks building up to the event, to run a number of promotions in our local Eastern Cape shops and we’ll also be down there for what promises to be another exciting day,” he added.

Entrance to the course is free and the gates will open at 11am.

For hospitality bookings, call 041 372 1859.

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