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Devonport Cup in Tasmania

 

Devonport Cup in Tasmania

Devonport Cup is keenly sought after horse racing event in Devonport municipal area of Tasmania, Australia. This race is normally held on Wednesday in between 5th and 11th of January each year. Though it is not a public holiday in Tasmania, public employees are granted a day off on Devonport Cup. In 2014, Devonport Cup falls on 8th January.

Developments in Devonport cup

This 100 years old horse racing event has witnessed many changes over the years. Initially it was being held on the day of Easter. Then the date has changed to a Saturday. The change of the date again and a half-day holiday has proved the importance of Devonport Cup in Tasmania.

The distance of 1800 meter has made the event a perfect proposition in comparison to other contemporary horse racing competitions. Alluring $100,000 prize money establishes the popularity and craze of the event.

Now-a-days the day provides an opportunity to people from all spheres including business and political quarter to wine, dine and discuss on future strategies. Politicians also meet and greet constituents on this day.

Devonport Cup Merriment

A huge crowd is gathered to enjoy horse racing on this particular day. Apart from the main attraction, all other enjoyments are also lined up by the organizers. Visitors can book their own picnic spaces and erect any kind of structure there. Permission of bringing own picnic hampers and food adds to the pleasure of audiences.

Above this all, fashion in the field attracts a good number of women to Devonport Cup. Sponsors announce prize money in different categories such as best dressed race lady up 35, best dressed race lady over 35, best dressed race gentleman, best presented couple etc.

The winners of every section are presented with attractive prizes. Starting from attending the horse race to participating in fashion fiesta, Devonport Cup is a full package of entertainment for you. In fact, enjoying a day at Devonport and taking pleasure in its tranquil country atmosphere is itself relaxing for anyone.

So, book your ticket well in advance to enjoy Devonport Cup at its best and do not forget to follow alcohol policies and parking rules.

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