On behalf of the committee and staff of the Sale Turf Club, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to welcome all of our members, public, owners, industry participants and guests that have travelled far and wide to our 2023 Ladbrokes Sale Cup Day.

We look forward to showcasing our wonderful facilities to all that attend that include our highly regarded racetrack.

We are particularly pleased to present a wonderful card of racing in conjunction with Country Racing Victoria and Racing Victoria that includes our feature race, the $200 000 Listed Ladbrokes Sale Cup.

This year we will also conduct heat seven of the Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Series, which will culminate in the $500,000 final on Oaks Day at Flemington.

We extend our appreciation to the Victoria Racing Club, Racing Victoria, and Country Racing Victoria for being selected to conduct a heat of the series.

The support of Ladbrokes, our major sponsor, is very much appreciated and we are delighted that this relationship has been extended for a further three years. We are also very much indebted to our race day sponsors and Gold partners Carlton United Breweries and Fantasy Cocktails who support us, not only on Cup day, but right throughout the racing season.

We are indeed fortunate to race in the heart of the Spring Racing Carnival where we are able to showcase our wonderful racecourse with high quality racing and fun filled activities off the track.

We are anticipating a super day, with dining hospitality sold out, marquee sales in excess of previous years and there is always the option to come along and simply enjoy a wonderful day on the lawn as you wander around.

This year’s Fashions on the Field will once again be sponsored by Victoria Hall that offers our visitors and guests the opportunity to dress up and win some wonderful prizes. I encourage you to participate in this marvellous event. We appreciate Victoria Hall’s partnership on Sale Cup Day.

We have added a few extra highlights again this year that will see live local entertainment and a children’s precinct.

There are themed bars and food options across the venue for all to enjoy at the same time as we admire the thrill of great racing on the track.

I also acknowledge the support of Wellington Shire Council, Middle of Everywhere, TAC, Dysons Bus Services in providing the free bus service to our local community. I encourage you to travel by bus or taxi and enjoy spring racing at its best.

Finally, to the Sale Turf Club staff, thank you for your efforts in providing such a wonderful plan. I am certain everyone will experience a great event, and this is testament to your teamwork and commitment to our club.

David Wilson

Sale Turf Club Chairman