Melbourne Cup king Bart at Ballina
WHEN legendary trainer Bart Cummings, pictured, comes to town, people listen.
Well, that's why there will be a bumper crowd at the Ballina Jockey Club this evening for the annual Calcutta for the $40,000 Carlton Ballina Cup tomorrow.
Cummings is a special guest of the Jockey Club and will be attending the Calcutta tonight and the Cup day.
The trainer of 11 Melbourne Cup winners will be interviewed by well-known racing identity Alan Thomas just before the Calcutta.
Race caller Damien Seaton will then hold a phantom call.
Jockey Club secretary-manager Steve Taylor has promised plenty of entertainment aimed at all ages for the Cup tomorrow.
A roving band will play and there will be plenty of raffles and prizes to be won. And, of course, there's fashions in the field.