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New Date For Mount Gambier Cup

The Mount Gambier Gold Cup has had a change of date and will now be held on December 1 before the track undergoes its $3.3 million redevelopment announced recently by Thoroughbred Racing SA.

New Date For Mount Gambier Cup

The Mount Gambier Gold Cup has had a change of date and will now be held on December 1 before the track undergoes its $3.3 million redevelopment announced recently by Thoroughbred Racing SA.

Stakeholder consultation and an engaged community has ensured appropriate changes to Mount Gambier race dates to allow for the redevelopment to proceed.

The December 1 fixture will be a Twilight meeting and will become the final meeting at Mount Gambier prior to the commencement of the redevelopment work.


The course will be closed from December and will not re-open until the Mount Gambier Gold Cup two-day carnival in May of 2019.

The annual Summer Cup, which was to be held on January 28, will come forward to Sunday November 5 and will be renamed the Spring Cup.

Six other meetings originally hosted at Mount Gambier between December 2017 and July 2018 will be relocated to other Limestone Coast tracks.

TRSA is currently in consultation with the other clubs and further updates will be issued when finalised.

Mount Gambier Racing Club chairman John Fartch said the changes to race days to allow the redevelopment to take place had been well received.

“The community has been very cooperative allowing us to move race days around and host at different venues in the region,” he said.

The redevelopment of the Mount Gambier track is being funded by $1.5 million from the BBRF and $1.8 million of industry funding from TRSA.

The project will provide a new racing surface incorporating improved drainage and irrigation enabling the club to race for a larger part of the year.

Race date changes:

2018 Mount Gambier Gold Cup - Friday 11 May 2018 to Friday 1 December 2017

2017 Mount Gambier Summer Cup - Saturday 28 January 2018 to Sunday 5 November 2017


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