Fine wine, fashion and a flutter on the gee-gees at the Stanthorpe Cup

Spring on the Granite Belt welcomes wine racing to the social calendar. The Stanthorpe Cup will be held Saturday 19 October at Armstrong Park, Stanthorpe.

Action, thrill and colour

Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi of Ballandean Estate promises,

This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! Country racing enthusiasts will be descending from far and wide. We have people coming from all over New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

The Stanthorpe Cup combines the action, thrill and colour of racing in the heart of Queensland’s wine capital. This fabulous event has established a firm place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Racegoers can look forward to a joy-filled carnival atmosphere featuring fashions on the field, live music, marquee lunch, on-track horse racing and the chance to sample some of Queensland’s finest wines from Ballandean Estate.

Visitors love the opportunity to make a weekend of it on the Granite Belt. Our race day is accompanied by spring blossoms, the Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail Open Studios event, and Ballandean Estate’s At Our Table long lunch event, an intimate look behind the scenes at Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery.

The apple blossoms and wildflowers are in full bloom and bud-burst is underway on the vines. Spring is just a gorgeous time to visit the Granite Belt!”

Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi

Spring blossoms and bud-burst underway

Peach blossoms (c) Rosy Chapman

Stanthorpe Cup event details

The Stanthorpe Cup Day is held at Armstrong Park, 92 Jimmy Mann Rd Stanthorpe from 10 am to 5 pm.  Ticket prices are $60 for lunch and a reserved seat, or just $20 for general admission. A complimentary shuttle bus will be running from the town centre.  Early booking is recommended.

Book your lunch table here https://www.wineracing.org/documents/bookings.pdf

For accommodation visit https://granitebeltwinecountry.com.au

  • Date: October 19
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Venue: 92 Jimmy Mann Rd Stanthorpe
  • Organiser: Stanthorpe Jockey Club
  • Phone: Jill: 0400 361 186
  • Email: info@wineracing.org
  • Website: https://www.wineracing.org/

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