Cup preparations underway

The countdown to the Silver City Cup is on, with volunteers diligently preparing the track for a family-oriented fun day next weekend. Now is the perfect opportunity to secure your passes for one of Broken Hill’s distinguished annual events, showcasing the pinnacle of Australian horse racing, along with glitz and glamour.

The team at The Barrier Truth visited the Broken Hill Racecourse on Thursday to speak with the seasoned Silver City Cup Chairman, Dave Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher, who has steered the event for the past 12 years, shared his commitment to the upcoming race day.

“We’re out here getting the track ready for the Silver City Cup next weekend to make it safe for the horses and jockeys on the day,” Mr Gallagher told the Truth.

“We normally get about 60 nominations for the six races so it’s important that we prepare the track well, which is why Lyndon Pace, and I are here today checking the depth of sand on the track to ensure it’s consistent right across the track.

Mr. Gallagher also acknowledged the significant support from the community: “Andrew Finlayson and the Radford family have been phenomenal support for racing over the years, and the Broken Hill City Council has been working closely with us so there’s no reason we won’t continue to get this event up and running.

He further highlighted the event’s family-friendly atmosphere, “The Silver City Cup is a fantastic family event with fashions and plenty of kids’ activities, so we encourage the community to grab their tickets and head out to the racecourse from 11am Saturday November 11 to support a great community event that winds up at 7pm.”

Tickets can be purchased from the Musicians Club between 11am to 5pm weekdays and from 10am to 2pm on Saturday. To buy tickets online, go to:

For updates, check out the Silver City Cup Facebook page at:

And if you have questions and need a chat, give Dave Gallagher a call on 0429 466 431.

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