Seymour Cup Day is the biggest event staged at the Seymour Racecourse. Held on the Sunday before the Cox Plate, it attracts some of the Victoria’s leading trainers and jockeys. Over the years, it has not only been horse flesh which has attracted the crowds, but the entertainment off the track. There is fun for the whole family, from rides to musical performances, and the Seymour Club also hosts its own version of Fashions on the Field. With the sun out and champagne flowing, it is a great way to spend a Sunday.
The Seymour Racing Club was formed in 1882, with the first recorded meeting held on Boxing Day 1853. During the Second World War, the army took over the racecourse, which has been modernized to include first class amenities and facilities, such as a function and conference centre and a superb training complex. The agricultural town of Seymour is on the banks of the Goulburn River and is approximately 100km up the Hume Highway from Melbourne. It is in the heartland of Victoria’s thoroughbred country, where studs like Darley and Swettenham are located.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|SEYMOUR CUP||LR||$150,000||1600m||OPEN HANDICAP|