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Great Day Out - Coastal races with a Country Vibe!

Updated: Sep 3, 2023

Held on 19th October 2022

Frances Harkin, Director of Country to Coast Realty, steps out onto the field to support the Geelong Cup, an annual local event. The weather was fantastic and the fashions were out. A great day was had by all.

Fran was given a lead to the winning horse Emissary - trainer Michael Maloney, and was very excited about backing a Winner!

The Geelong Cup is a Geelong Racing Club Group 3 Thoroughbred Horse Race, held under handicap conditions over a distance of 2400 metres at the Geelong race course every year.

The prize money for the race is A$500,000, and the race is considered one of the most reliable guides to the result of the Melbourne Cup.

Some facts about the Geelong Race:

- The race is run thirteen days before the Melbourne Cup (which is always on the first Tuesday in November). The race has been run on this day since 1947.

- The day of the race is a public holiday in the city of Geelong.

- Before 1907 the race was run at the Marshalltown Racecourse.

- Before 1947 the race was run at various times during the year between January and July.

Mark it in the diary for next year! We look forward to seeing you there!

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