The road to the cups

Sep 28, 2021

By Terry Kennedy

Now don’t take this the wrong way because I love a day out at Caulfield, Flemington or Moonee Valley as much as the next racing enthusiast. 

But the anticipation, theatre and thrill of a Country Cup in Victoria? Now that’s racing at its purest. Where the town lives and breathes for that one special day of the year – their Country Cup.

It’s so special that many towns declare a public holiday just so the locals can go to the track for a drink and a bet. No wonder they call us the lucky country. 

Victoria loves their Country Cups so much they have an entire circuit from Avoca to Bendigo, Benalla to Coleraine, Mornington to Sale, Tatura to the Yarra Valley and everything in between. Click here for a full list of Victoria’s Country Cups.

There’s even a song in honour of the Country racing scene. Listen to the song below: 

There’s also big Country Cups, like the Geelong Cup which has produced Melbourne Cup winners Media Puzzle (2002) Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011). 

It’s just one of the reasons for Vic Hussler owners to be excited about their recent purchase of Yulong Captain. With three wins already over 2400m he’s a horse that can stay and is eligible for Country Cups and with some luck, even better races. 

To be trained by Matt Cumani out of his Ballarat stable, the Vic Husslers now have a horse that could give them that unique country experience that only a stayer can deliver in Victoria. 

By buying into the Vic Husslers team you not only get your share of Yulong Captain but five other premium race horses. So what are you waiting for, click here to join for just $200 a $20 a month and hit the road with Yulong Captain and Matt Cumani.