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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 2018 Summer of Glory.

Two colossal nights will be held at Tabcorp Park Melton, Saturday January 27 and Saturday February 3, featuring Group 1 jewels the Pryde's Easifeed Great Southern Star ($300,000), the time-honoured Hunter Cup ($500,000) and the

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 2018 Summer of Glory – in its fourth 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.

Great Southern Star night will see the stars battle it out for over $800,000 in stakemoney across the card, while Hunter Cup Night features stakemoney of almost $800,000. Stakemoney for the Summer of Glory carnival overall will exceed $1.5million.

In addition to the Great Southern Star, night one will showcase a plethora of stars featuring the VHRSC Victoria Derby final, 4YO Bonanza and the group 1 Alabar Ladyship Cup.

The show continues on Hunter Cup night with the running of Grp 2 VL Dullard Trotters Cup amongst an impressive support card.

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 2018 Summer of Glory will have everyone smiling.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the 2018 Summer of Glory – follow us on social media @HRVnews on Twitter, facebook.com/harnessracingvictoria and @TrotShots on Instagram.