“Thank you for your hospitality … It was a fantastic day for our racing industry and a great opportunity to showcase your produce. It was a pleasure to be there.” Leon Bignell, SA Minister for Racing & Tourism (2016)
“The food was amazing, a huge round of applause goes out to the chefs, great job!” Adam Virgo (2017)
“The effort and enthusiasm from you and Nicole, is so fantastic, and always with a smile! Inspiring.” Kristy de Bruin (2017)
Koonara's Platinum Marquee - a great day out with friends
There were blue skies and perfect racing conditions for the 2017 Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup.
Around 500 guests attended our Platinum Marquee. This was the fifth consecutive year we’ve been wine sponsors of the Mount Gambier Racing Club, and our marquee sold out in a record 3 days.
Every year we team up with talented local businesses, and this year was no exception.
Lucy, Joss and the Presto Eatery team did an amazing job catering for the hungry crowds. Highlights included a large paella cooking demonstration, crumbed gooey mac & cheese balls with truffle mayo, 12-hour braised lamb shoulder, and Chai spiced churros with hazelnut and chocolate dipping sauce.
Peter from Mount Gambier’s Bricks & Mortar Coffee Co served piping hot coffee all day – perfect for the chilly weather.
Judith and the team at Bottega mbs helped our guests freshen up and feel fabulous, with hair and make-up touch ups. All donations for their Beauty Bar went to Mount Gambier’s Foodbank.
We were thrilled to have Tamara’s vintage caravan, Limoncello, serving drinks throughout the day. Our Flowers for Lucy and Aperol Spritzers were a huge hit with guests.
Warrnambool’s jazz band Tank Dilemma and DJ Justin kept the crowd grooving.
2016 winner of Brand South Australia’s Peoples Choice Award Ockert Le Roux, OKI Photography, captured the day beautifully.
Thanks to your generosity we raised over $2,000 for the Stand Like Stone Foundation. This is the fifth year we have teamed up with them and raised over $31,000 in total.
It was a wonderful day, thanks to everyone who attended an made it so special.
If you would like to be the first to hear about 2018 tickets, please sign up to our waiting list.