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Welcome to Harness Racing Victoria’s Summer of Glory – Australasia’s biggest summer harness racing carnival

Welcome to Australia’s premier summer trots carnival – the 2017 Summer of Glory.

Two colossal nights will be held at Tabcorp Park Melton, Saturday January 28 and Saturday February 4, featuring Group 1 jewels the Victoria Cup ($400,000), the time-honoured Hunter Cup ($500,000) and the Pryde’s Easifeed Great Southern Star ($300,000).

Australasia’s best pacers, trotters and the stars that train and drive them will converge on the carnival with dreams of Group 1 glory.

The 2017 Summer of Glory – in its third year – is not just about the best of the best battling it out on the track, but also the colour, fun and excitement for patrons trackside.

There will be something for everyone on these hot summer nights – the socialites, the punters, the families – and it’s going to be glorious.

Victoria Cup night will see the stars battle it out for almost $800,000 in stakemoney across the card, while Hunter Cup Night features stakemoney of almost $900,000. Stakemoney for the Summer of Glory carnival overall will exceed $1.8million.

In addition to the Victoria Cup, night one will also feature heats of the VHRSC Victoria Derby and the $50,000 VL Dullard Trotters Cup.

The great racing continues on Hunter Cup Night with the $200,000 VHRSC Victoria Derby Final and the richest Trotting race in Australasia – the $300,000 Pryde’s Easifeed Great Southern Star.

Roving entertainment trackside, bustling bars with high profile luminaries, DJ on the lawn, the ever-popular after-parties and of a plethora of children’s entertainment options will ensure the 2017 Summer of Glory will have everyone smiling.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the 2017 Summer of Glory – follow us on social media @HRVnews on Twitter, facebook.com/harnessracingvictoria and @TrotShots on Instagram.