Apsley Cup to run without fanfare

Apsley Cup to run without celebrations

This year marks the 165 anniversary of racing for the Apsley Racing Club, but with pandemic restrictions in place, 2020 will be known as a very unusual year.

Racing continues with only essential staff at the track for a race meet, so while this year's Apsley Cup will be run it will have a very different feel.

Despite the disappointment, the club has managed to turn the negative into a positive and is using the opportunity to work with the Edenhope Race Club to conduct track renovation works at the racecourse.

As works continue the club has arranged to have the running of the Apsley Cup moved to the Casterton racecourse on Saturday, June 6 and it will be televised through usual racing media.

Apsley Racing Club president Roger Pfitzner, said it was a great opportunity for the two clubs to work together to complete the track renovations.

Mr Pfitzner said the club would also still retain naming rights for the race meeting.

He said It was anticipated that the planned works would extend the window for racing at Edenhope and help to prevent the need for future changes to racing on the June long weekend.

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