Great fashion at Tamworth Cup

FILLIES, fascinators and fun will be the hottest tip at the track at tomorrow’s Tamworth Cup race meeting.

Close to 4000 people are expected to frock up and party down for the city’s premiere fashion event of the year.

Tamworth Jockey Club president Tim Coates said the stage was set for one of the biggest Cup days on record.

“The weather looks sensational, the track’s in great order and the surrounds are in fantastic order,” Mr Coates said.

“Like all country cups, it’s a great way for the community to come together and celebrate, especially on the back of an Anzac weekend.”

Mr Coates described the field for the $80,000 Tamworth Cup as the best he had seen in a decade.

The off-track action promises to be every bit as fierce, with four categories in the popular Fashions on the Field.

Face painting and a roaming clown will keep the kids entertained, while a wide array of food and drink will be available for purchase.

The eight-race card kicks off at 12.25pm and gates open at 11am. Entry is $15.

Buses will be running from several local hotels to the event.

Tonight will see the second staging of the Tamworth Cup calcutta at the Tamworth Jockey Club.

Select your top 50

THINK you’ve got what it takes to win the fashion stakes?

The Leader is giving readers a chance to back a winner off the track at tomorrow’s Tamworth Cup race meeting, with the return of our popular Hot 50 competition.

Racegoers simply have to have their photo snapped at The Leader’s outdoor studio near the mounting yard from 11.30am and be in the running for a $400 cash first prize.

The “hottest 50” racegoers will have their photos printed in the May 6 edition of The Leader and on our website –

Readers can vote online or via a coupon in the paper and the racegoer with the most votes collects the cash.

The runner-up will receive $200, and a lucky random voter will land $100. The competition is open to men and women of all ages and is free to enter. The photos will also be available for purchase from The Leader office.

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