Penrith Paceway is gearing up for its biggest race night of the year, the 2022 Renshaw Carnival of Cups.
Established in 1969, the Renshaw Cup is one of the most prestigious races in Penrith Harness Racing history. It was named in honour and memory of Dr Maurice Renshaw, who was the President of the Paceway for two decades and was instrumental in obtaining a licence for harness racing in Penrith back in 1964.
To be held as the feature race next Thursday, April 14, the 52nd running of the Renshaw Cup will be the perfect entree to your Easter long weekend.
While all eyes will be firmly on the track for the rich 2525m time-honoured event, plenty of action will be taking place off it as well.
To celebrate the start of the school holidays, live entertainment, jumping castles, food trucks, market stalls and face painting will all be on offer next Thursday night for the whole family to enjoy.
Penrith Paceway CEO Tash Greentree said next week’s Renshaw Carnival of Cups will be bucket loads of fun.
“After the last two and a half years, we’re all really excited to have something big on the grounds again,” she said.
“We were quite fortunate to race during COVID, but nothing beats having the crowds and families back together for a celebration.”
This year’s Renshaw Cup will once again attract a “high-quality” field of Group 2 competitors, with $50,000 in prize money up for grabs.
“Not only is this the 52nd running but it’s the seventh year of being a Carnival of Cups event, which is a TAB Harness Racing initiative that aims at bringing families and the community back to the races,” Greentree said.
“We’re super excited to be a part of it.”
If you want to class up your experience next week, consider ordering yourself one of the Paceway’s delicious Gourmet Hampers and enjoy a picnic on the hill while soaking up all the action and excitement of the 2022 Renshaw Carnival of Cups.
Entry is free.
For more information on the Renshaw Carnival of Cups or to pre-order your picnic hamper, email [email protected].
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 a decade.