WHEN a country cups meeting is only a day away, it’s usually the cup that everyone is talking about!
But for a small town hollowed away with one of Victoria’s most western racecourses, it’s another race that captures everyone’s imagination.
With live hedges around a course that sees its competitors run out through paddocks where the rivers, Glenelg and Wannon meet, the long-standing Casterton Steeplechase over-shadows its hometown cup.
And prizemoney also shows that … $5000 more than the cup.
An amphitheatred landscape is ideal for viewing the spectacle of man and beast navigating a picturesque course which is so unique in Australian jump’s racing.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, May 24, 2014, or subscribe to our epaper at top of page.