Kilcoy Cup

The Kilcoy Cup Celebrations held in Kilcoy

Kilcoy is a small farming town and part of the Somerset Region local government area in South East Queensland, Australia. A notable fact about Kilcoy is that it is the site of a number of massacres of Aborigines by white settlers. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 1,714.

The township is on the D’Aguilar Highway, 94 kilometres north west of the state capital, Brisbane, and just to the north of Lake Somerset. The topography directly north of the town is dominated by the mountains of the Conondale Range and covered by forests, some of which are protected in state forests and the Conondale National Park. Kilcoy is located in the Somerset region.

The Kilcoy Race Club

Horse racing, online betting and racing day festival events are booming in Queensland at the moment. The Kilcoy Race Club host a great day of country horse racing in Australia every June with the famous Kilcoy Cup Ladies Race Day. This festival occasion consists of six gallop races and three mini trot races.

The Kilcoy Cup Day is a well-known event throughout the region and includes a huge range of entertainment for the regional race goers. On offer at the Kilcoy Cup Day, which is part of the Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend are fashion events, fun for the whole family, a range of culinary experiences and the famous Fillies Race. These all combine to make the experience of celebrating the Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend even better and more fulfilling.

Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend

Part of the Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend includes the Kilcoy Race Club conducting an eight race TAB program that is well supported by the racing fraternity and patrons of both Esk Jockey Club and Kilcoy Race club.

Both days have excellent prize money and the Somerset Regional Council is providing $1000 sponsorship to each race club to assist and has provided a $5000 incentive to be paid to the owners of all horse emerging victorious during the race meetings to be held in the Somerset Region over the Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend at the Kilcoy Race Club event.

The Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend ensures excellent country racing, great food and refreshments, with a strong contingent of bookmakers operating to accommodate the punting fraternity. The Kilcoy Cup this also be hosts the forever growing and popular Fashion in the Field. Resplendent with categories in Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple, Best Hat or Head Dress, Best Teen, Best Junior and new class of Lady of the Field for over 35’s females. Many hundreds of dollars in prizes and sponsorship prizes make this day a true country celebration.

Online Access

With a love of the horses and the thrill of the win, online Australian horse betting is benefitting remarkably from the country horse racing events like the Kilcoy Cup Race day and the Somerset Racing Bonanza Weekend. Australian, and indeed international punters will find many traditional events are now within easy reach, with fast paced action around every corner and a chance to win just waiting to be claimed. The tonnes of local, and country race tournaments and events throughout the year means that punters looking for a great race to bet on will find plenty of options online and at Kilcoy.