Time for the glamour to be turned to Strathalbyn for horse racing

THEY ARE OFF: Strathalbyn Racing Club will host the Vignerons Day on Sunday, November 17 and will be a day of racing, food, fashions wine and music.
THEY ARE OFF: Strathalbyn Racing Club will host the Vignerons Day on Sunday, November 17 and will be a day of racing, food, fashions wine and music.

The over 20-year strong partnership with Langhorne Creek Wine region and the Strathalbyn Racing Club continues with a fantastic day of racing, food, fashions, wine and music on Sunday, November 17.

The unmissable day has a strong following, drawing crowds of up to 2000 people. The wines from the Langhorne Creek wine region are a huge drawcard, as the best drops of red and white are showcased.

A spokesperson from the Strathalbyn Racing Club said the race day had something for everybody.

"We love a local drop and couldn't be more spoilt for choice with a pop-up cellar door from Bremerton, Bleasdale, Lake Breeze and Gipsie Jack from The WineHouse. All wines available by the glass or bottle on the day, with Langhorne Creek wines stocked exclusively," the spokesperson said. "Picnic baskets are welcome, however alcohol cannot be brought into the premises."

Langhorne Creek wine will be showcased at the Strathalbyn Racing Club on November 17.

Langhorne Creek wine will be showcased at the Strathalbyn Racing Club on November 17.

Fields in general are strong at Strathalbyn, the consistent track, attracts trainers from across the state.

The kids haven't been forgotten with Track Fairy, Fairy Belle on site, with crafts and face painting along with a castle. "It is a great place for the kids to run with our fenced in grass areas and they are welcome a stroll down to the stalls to visit the horses."

Numerous packages are available. Bookings can be made on 85 362 248 or general admission at the gate on the day.

For the racing enthusiast Strathalbyn's unique set-out ensures you are close to the action, literally able to get to the fence line to feel and hear the horses race past.

Local Goolwa based trainer David Jolly Racing would be dreaming of a repeat of last year's performance with five winners out of the eight-race card, an extraordinary day.

Strathalbyn Racing Club produces a charming country race meet catering to all demographics and interests.

Food vans on site will complement the wine, along with fantastic music from regular favourite at the track The White Keys.

Renowned for a great day out and to deck in nice race wear or neat casual, the emphasis is on fun, family and friends.

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