Harnessing that feeling

TrotsCountry Cups ambassador Billy Brownless will make a guest appearance at the Horsham Racing Centre on Sunday January 8th 2017 for the gala $70,000 Group 2 Wimmera Mail-Times Horsham Pacing Cup race meeting. Brownless will kick the footy and chat with the kids out on the grass track, sign autographs, pose for selfies and give away a number of his signed TrotsCountry footballs.

It’s a great opportunity to round up your friends, family and workmates, pack the picnic hamper, put a few coldies in the esky and get on-course to enjoy a great day out. All the exciting racing is bought right up close on the giant video screen, there’s live music and a host of giveaways & prizes.  Every child at the Trots on Cup Day has the chance to win an Ipad Mini and will also enjoy free sweets and icypoles.

Adults can win a Harness Hot Seat Ride and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Out on the track you share a seat with the starter up on the back of the mobile barrier, get to see the horses and drivers up close in race mode, then feel the ‘G’ forces as the mobile hits top gear and explodes away from the field. Sweepstakes on both the Pacing & Trotting Cups will see two lucky racegoers win a luxury accommodation getaway package.

Your $10 ticket in the Goodform Punters Club comes a free $10 TAB betting voucher for you to invest while you follow the fortunes of the HRV Goodform experts as they “punt the pool” during the afternoon and hopefully return a healthy dividend after the last race. HRV race caller Dan Mielicki has given voice to Trots Interactive, the new virtual reality experience has proved a real hit with racegoers at TrotsCountry Cups this season.

The Virtual Reality headset immerses the viewer in a race type situation. The 360-degree camera allows the viewer to witness the racing action through the eyes of a trots driver from any desired angle. A limited number of umbrella & mini-marquee packages are available by booking with Jo Cross on 0407 871206 or email horsham.harness@bigpond.com

Gates open at 1.00pm and the horse action begins with a heat of the Lattanzio Pony Trots, just before the first of the 8 race TAB program. The Wimmera Mail-Times Horsham Pacing Cup meeting is a fantastic community event that’s not to be missed - HORSHAM IS HOT TO TROT!