THIS year's Woop Woop Cup race meeting is shaping up to be one of the best ever, the Wauchope race day's organisers say.
A lot of work has gone into organising a great day out for people of all ages, Wauchope Jockey Club secretary Debbie Prosser says.
The iconic Wauchope Boxing Day event will be even better organised than previously, with new facilities, services and attractions.
For gourmet or just plain hungry race-goers there will be more and different food available, with a roast pig on a spit this year for the first time, along with a new team working in the canteen.
For race-goers' convenience and to provide for a more leisurely day out, the gates will open earlier this year - at 11.30am - which organisers hope will do away with queues and bottlenecks at the entrance.
Admission to the five-event race day is just $10, and $5 for pensioners.
Brightening up the atmosphere and visual appeal, there will be a revitalised Fashions on the Field competition, with attractive prizes being provided by four local businesses sponsoring the event - de novo, Aromatics, Colonial Florist and Elements of Design.
Race-goers with a fashionable inclination will be able to enter the best dressed man, best dressed women and junior categories to be in the running for prizes and vouchers provided by the sponsors.
Should Boxing Day be warm this year - or even if it's cold - three bars will be operating to provide post-Christmas refreshments prior to, or after, or perhaps between the races.
With three service areas in operation the beer should be cold and easily obtained, organisers say.
A large marquee set up in the grounds will also make for a pleasant day out, rain or shine.
The race program consists of:
* The Steve Cook Memorial 2012 Woop Woop Cup, a Benchmark 50 race over 1800m;
* The Wauchope Retravision Benchmark 45 Handicap over 1000m;
* The Scott Cooper Roofing & Earthmoving Benchmark 45 Handicap over 1240m;
* The Wauchope Stock & Estate Agent Pty Ltd Maiden Plate, Set Weights, over 1240m; and
* The Wauchope Produce Maiden Plate, Set Weights, over 1650m.