The big city races might get all the attention, but on any given month in South Australia – numerous country race meets are happening all over the state, the lifeblood of the racing community.
The legendary Balaklava Cup is one of the oldest and most successful country race meets in SA, attracting around 10,000 punters each year. Held every September on a Wednesday, this colourful hump day event attracts a mixed crowd. … from mad punters, salt of the earth locals, to city people attending their first race meet… all rubbing shoulders with trainers, jockeys, owners and breeders.
No matter which horse you back on the day, spend some time at the country races and you’re already onto a winner, even if the results on the track don’t quite go your way…
Head to the Thoroughbred Racing SA website to find the next country meet near you – or mark September in your diary for next year’s Balaklava Cup. It really is a great day out.