The Wellington Boot has become one of the biggest and most popular country race meetings this side of the great divide, drawing in visitors from all over to enjoy a spectacular day of country racing.
‘The Boot’, as it is known to locals, has attracted a number of celebrity visitors since it began in 1981 including former Miss World Belinda Green and Getaway star Catriona Rowntree.
A number of races are held over the two great days, but is the iconic State Wide Sheds Wellington Boot Race which really captures the crowd’s attention. The exciting open two-year-old race is held over 1100 metres with a whopping $100,000 in prize money. The Boot Race runs on the Sunday and is the feature race of the weekend.
There is something for everyone across this fantastic weekend - if you’re not one for punting, there’s plenty to keep you interested off the track!
Don't miss the delicious and decadent Oyster, Prawn and Champagne Bar at the Boot
The Miss Wellington Boot Competition – where one lucky lady who draws the winning horse for the Wellington Boot Race is crowned Ms Wellington Boot!
The always popular Fashions on the Field Competition, with excellent prize money available for the best dressed on the Sunday.
For the truly lucky or skilled punter there is the Pick the Program Competition – where the lucky winner will recieve a car from Stubberfield Toyota!
And feel free to bring the kids along for a great family day out, there will be a jumping castle just for them all day.
And there will be plenty to see out and about in town across the weekend with the Rotary Markets in Cameron Park on the Saturday, the reinvigorated Best Store Window Display and first annual Best Decorated Marquee on the Day Competitions. Contact the Race Club on 0458 452 611 for more details.
The Yearling Raffle – where a $25 ticket offers you the exciting chance to win a Magic Millions Yearling which you can choose to keep or sell at an auction on the Sunday. Download the link here for your chance to be in the draw.
Everyone also goes into the draw for the Lucky Gate Prize on the Sunday!
You can also watch the exciting races from the ‘Best seat in the House’ – which at the Boot means 25 feet up in the air in a scissors lift! And enjoy the fun and entertainment provided in the XXXX Gold Beer Garden throughout the day.