Preparations are well underway by the Geelong Racing Club (GRC) who are set to host their first Saturday metropolitan meeting in a month’s time on 6 January.
The inaugural Super Saturday on the Coast meeting will offer over $1.5 million in prizemoney and bonuses with the $300,00 bet365 Coastal Classic, a 1700m quality handicap, headlining the program.
The meeting has been introduced to deliver a captivating raceday experience for holidaymakers and locals alike throughout Greater Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.
To complement the quality racing, the GRC have organised an abundance of activities including:
• Free kids entry and entertainment – water park, face painting, petting zoo and pony rides;
• Piccadilly Artisan Market – food trucks, live music and makers market;
• The White Claw Lawn - screens to follow all the day’s action, beach volleyball, foam zone, amazing cocktails and live music all day headlined by Australian DJ Tom Santa; and
• Community Sweep Feature Race – a community fundraiser initiative chance to win a share of the $40,000 prize pool.
GRC CEO Luke Rayner said that the Club were thrilled to be hosting their first standalone metropolitan Saturday meeting and were excited to showcase the raceday experience to holidaymakers.
“This is really important to the Club and to the community of greater Geelong,” he said.
“The region will be heaving with locals and visitors in January and we want to provide them with a fantastic day of entertainment and attractions to ensure they put it on the calendar as a must attend event every year.
“With a relaxed ‘summer vibe’ dress code and many attractions on site, we ask that the locals and visitors come and support the day, which will ensure we retain it moving forward and more importantly will significantly help the club to reinvest back into the community as well.”
For further information head to www.grc.com.au and explore the range of activities and to purchase tickets.
For visitors who will be staying down the coast, there is also a free bus transportation from a number of locations from Portarlington, Drysdale, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Anglesea and Torquay ensuring patrons can get to the track and home again safely.
To purchase tickets to the raceday, click here.