What's on this week: October 16-22, 2020

Murray Bridge's richest horse race is about to be run, and two local trainers are in with a shot.

A strong crowd is expected at Gifford Hill this Friday for the running of Murray Bridge’s richest horse race: the Gold Cup.

Local trainers are expected to make up a quarter of the runners in the $100,000 race.

Michael Hickmott will have the favourite, Aqueduct, pictured, and top-weighted Danon Roman; while Grant Young will field Neva Doubt Us and Exalted Ruth.

In all, Murray Bridge Racing Club received 181 nominations for the nine races scheduled.

Spectators will be able to take in the event from marquees, trackside lawns or the event centre, but COVID-19 regulations will necessitate some minor changes from previous years.

Most importantly, anyone planning to attend will need to purchase a ticket ahead of time.


Gold Cup: From 11am at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Nine races at South Australia's newest and best horse racing facility, hospitality packages available for purchase. All tickets must be pre-purchased: From $21 at www.moshtix.com.au.


Murray Bridge Speedway opening night: SOLD OUT.


Cycling SA Super Series: From 9am at The Bend Motorsport Park. Kermesse road race incorporating the Junior Super Series.

Josh Phillips: 12.30-4.30pm at the Pretoria Hotel, Mannum. Live acoustic tunes.


Hit’s Only Country: 11am and 2pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Tony Genovese, pictured, and his five-piece band let you enjoy songs from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and more. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Have we missed anything?

Let Murray Bridge News know about an upcoming event by emailing murraybridgenews@gmail.com.

Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News.

For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion.

Event listings come from local councils, Facebook, Ticketbooth, the websites of Monarto Safari Park and The Bend Motorsport Park and other sources.

Photos: Thoroughbred Racing SA (top), Gavin Skene/The Art of Speedway (middle), Ticketbooth (bottom).

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