Turf Club embracing a splash of Blue

Last year’s Tumut Cup fashions on the field winners.

With the annual Tumut Cup kicking off on Saturday, the Tumut Turf Club is expecting a big crowd to attend and watch the races and take advantage of some rare entertainment. 

While the races take centre stage, all eyes will be on the A&S Groves Fashions on the Field and Dan whiting, who will provide entertainment. 

“It should be a good day,” said Tumut Turf Club Events Coordinator, Michelle Rossiter. 

“The cricket has a bye, and we should have a big crowd. It is hard in a town like this to get everyone on the same page, so it should be good and the weather should be really nice. 

“The track is good too and It’s awesome to see that nominations were huge and the strong fields, especially at this time of year.”

The annual fashions on the field will have lofty expectations, after a huge turnout in 2020, and Rossiter explained there would be a theme again and they hoped to attract plenty of competitors. 

“Well, we only decided around a month ago to hold fashions, especially with Covid restrictions but with the last meeting going so well, it looked like fashions would be okay,” Rossiter said. 

“We have some beautiful bottles of Moet, beautiful flowers, sashes and for the theme, we just want a splash of blue.”

A&S Groves, who race in blue and white silks, are sponsors of the event, and the colour theme comes back to their silks and their truck colours. 

“We also have Dan Whiting over near the fashions and we will use his stuff for the presentations too,” Rossiter said. 

Rossiter hoped to see a bumper crowd and lots of kids, in what is the club’s last meeting of the year. 

“Just come on down and have a great day. Kids and everyone are welcome,” Rossiter said. 

A small but hardworking committee has worked endlessly to get this meeting and the 2020/21racing season off the ground and Rossiter hoped to see some fresh faces joining the club to help out next season. 

“Yeah, it’s been full on and non-stop but it’s nothing like leaving it to the last minute,” Rossiter laughed. 

“We are really trying to push members to get on the committee and help out. It is such a great little club and the younger people we have, the more variety we can get. We need to have that young generation involved.”

In what should be a cracking day of racing, fashions and entertainment, the gates will open at 11.30am with the first race to jump at 1.35pm.