Penrith is gearing up to showcase its annual Autumn Features of the Renshaw and PFD Cups.
Taking place next Thursday, April 14, the Schwepps Renshaw Cup will now become part of the popular Carnival of Cups line-up at Penrith Paceway.
Worth $50,000 and covering a distance of 2525m, the Renshaw Cup is a time-honoured event which attracts a first class field.
“It takes a top horse to win the Renshaw Cup, with the last four winners all Inter Dominion-class performers,” Penrith HRC CEO, Lorraine Pozza said.
“Trainer John McCarthy has won the Renshaw Cup on three occasions and will have at least one member of his large team ready to have a crack at landing a fourth Cup to add to his already impressive collection.”
The Renshaw Cup night caters for everybody, with the chance for race-goers to win a Toyota Yaris among the many raffles and lucky racebook prizes that will be carried out over the course of the evening.
Band of David Tapp will provide the night’s musical entertainment, while children can have fun on the jumping castle, slippery dip or just play on the spacious lawns.
“All of this is supported by a high standard of food and beverages, while enthusiasts will be welcomed at the new 3P’s Pizza and Coffee Lounge that has already been well-received,” Ms Pozza said.
Meanwhile, the $15,000 PFD Cup will be run this Thursday, April 7 at Penrith Paceway.
Run over the same distance as the Renshaw Cup, the PFD Cup is regarded as the traditional lead-up to the Renshaw Cup.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.