The Balaklava Cup is being run in the Mid North today. Given the beautiful weather forecast, a big crowd of up to 8,000 people are expected.
Aside from the racing, there is the 'Fashions On The Field' with prizes for Best Dressed Female, Best Dressed Dapper Chap & Most Spectacular Hat.
Nine races feature across the day, with the Group Listed 'Balaklava Cup' being run @ 3.40 this afternoon. A field of 11 will line up for the big race over 1600m, with the Leon McDonald trained 'Waging War' the favourite to take out the Cup.