Del-Re National Hunter Cup

 

The greats of the sport will chase immortality at Tabcorp Park Melton on February 3 when they attempt to etch their names on Harness Racing Victoria’s greatest cup.

THE sport’s top tier will tear down the Tabcorp Park straight on Saturday, February 3, in pursuit of Victorian pacing’s greatest prize.

The 2017 Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup has lured nominations from seven of December’s 10 Inter Dominion finalists including placegetters Lazarus, Chicago Bull and Tiger Tara.

Those three are part of an interstate and international raid on the $500,000 Group 1, but a mighty Victorian resistance will front the gates, led by Inter Dominion, Miracle Mile and Victoria Cup champion Lennytheshark who would love to add an A. G. Hunter Cup to his war chest.

An emerging band of Victorian talent the ilk of San Carlo, Ideal For Real, Shadow Sax, Stars Align and Moon Rock will join the fight to keep the cup in home stables.

The great race will feature on night two of the Summer Of Glory, a card that will also include the Group 1 $50,000 Yabby Dam Farms V. L. Dullard Cup for the trotters as well as Group 3 races the Del-Re National Pure Steel and Del-Re National Rising Stars Pace Final.

More than $700,000 in prize money will be captured on the night and there will also be plenty to savour off the track.

The party will continue with an on-course DJ setting the beat throughout mini marquees, the beer garden and after party.

The Own The Moment Marquee will ensure those who venture to Melton to celebrate their equine heroes on the biggest stage can do so in VIP style, while dining packages and a host of children’s activities mean there will be something for everywhere.

Love summer? Love the trots.

 

Need to Know:

Gates Open - 5.00pm

Admission - FREE

Contact: For Bookings & enquiries call (03) 8746 0600

Where: Tabcorp Park Melton, 2 Ferris Road, Melton (Corner of Western Highway)

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