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One of the biggest events of Country Racing, The Wellington Boot will be a guaranteed highlight of TAB Saddle-Up Sundays. First run in 1981, The Boot, as it is known, has taken on a life of its own attracting huge crowds and even celebrities over the years.
Wellington will come alive for the Wellington Boot Racing Carnival, held over the weekend of March 24th and 25th 2012. It is Sunday’s Boot that you won’t want to miss and this year the stakes have been raised with an increase in prize money taking the pool to a whopping $60,000!
With entertainment for the little ones, fantastic racing for punters and plenty of competitions on track, there’s something for everyone.
The 32nd running of the event is going to be bigger and better than ever!
The Day we’ve all Been Waiting for
Here it is – the 2012 Wellington Boot race day, Sunday 25 March 2012. If you thought the first day of the carnival was action packed, saddle-up because you are in for the ride of your life!
Win a Yearling
You could be the lucky winner of the 2012 Yearling Raffle. Back by popular demand, punters can purchase a raffle ticket for only $25 and go into the running to win a Magic Millions Yearling which will be drawn at the TAB Saddle-Up Sunday Carlton Mid Wellington Boot.
Previous winners have earned up to $200,000!!
Join in the Fashions-on-the-Field
Starting planning your winning outfit for the highly coveted Wellington Race Club Fashions-on-the-Field competition. There is a category for everyone so why not give it a go? Sponsored by Wild Oates Wines, there is fantastic prize money to be won by the most fashionable contenders in the following categories:
Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gentleman, Best Dressed Lady under 30, Best Dressed Gentleman under 30, Best Dressed Teen filly, Best Dressed Teen colt, Best Dressed Junior and of course Best Hat.
Win the Best Seat in the House
Thanks to Coates Hire and Carlton Mid, you and a mate could be kicking back on the best seat in the house!
Watch all the action of the $60,000 feature race whilst enjoy the company of some cold prawns and even colder Carlton beverages.Enter through participating liquor outlets and pubs and increase your chances of winning by entering the on-course draw.
The winner of this money-can’t-buy experience will be patting themselves on the back for being so awesome – don’t miss out!
Prove your Punting Prowess
Want to win a John Deere Tractor?
Put your punting skills to good use and pick the winner of every race on Wellington Boot race day and you could be the very proud owner of a John Deere tractor, courtesy of Chesterfield Australia.
All of this Making You Hungry?
Take a break from all of the trackside action and head over to the Cactus Café and Wellington Gallery VIP Ladies Marquee.
Feeling fancy? Don’t miss out on fresh oysters from the Di Costi Seafoods Oyster.
There are still some marquees available for hire so get together with a few friends or work group and start planning an unforgettable day.
But wait! There’s more!
Buy Local, Shop Local prize draw, courtesy of the Wellington Shire Council
Lucky gate prizes
Carlton Beer Academy
If you would like to participate in TAB Saddle-Up Sundays register your interest with RNSW.
Make Tracks To The Country
Explore the unique Central Western district of New South Wales. Wellington is a 4.5hr scenic drive from Sydney and is located where the Macquarie and Bell Rivers meet at the foot of Mount Arthur. Don’t want to drive? There are regular train and coach services to Wellington Valley. You could also fly in to Dubbo and catch a bus transfer to Wellington.
There’s More To See
Whilst visiting Wellington you can’t go past the famous unique cave complex, see the Cathedral Cave and admire one of the largest stalagmites in the world. Take a trip to the Burrendong Arboretum Botanic Gardens but keep an eye out for the emus. Alternatively, take a break from the rat race and enjoy a relaxing picnic by the banks of Lake Burrendong. Only a short drive from Wellington is the famous Dubbo Zoo or you can sample the delectable food and wine of nearby Mudgee.
Wellington Race Club
Club Secretary: Ian Giffin
P.O. Box 278,
After Hours:(0458)452 611