31 December 2011 - Dreams could come true at the Bendigo Pacing Cup.Flight Centre, in conjunction with the Bendigo Harness Racing Club and Harness Racing Victoria, is giving away a trip to Paris worth almost $5000.
Bendigo Harness Racing Club general manager David Aldred said the promotion was designed to boost crowds at the Bendigo Pacing Cup on January 14. “We want to get people excited about it,” he said. “This is our biggest day of the year and we want people to come along and be part of it.” People can enter the competition by cutting an entry coupon out of the Bendigo Advertiser (commencing today on page 61 of the paper). The winner must be on track on January 14 to claim their prize. “People can cut the coupon out to go in a barrel on the night – it’s just a lucky draw,” Mr Aldred said. “It’s probably the first time we’ve done something like this and it’s a pretty major prize. “It’s a bit of a dream holiday really. Most (women), and men too, dream about going to Paris one day so this opportunity to win the trip is fantastic. “The holiday is for two people and some accommodation and tours will be included in the prize.” Flight Centre Bendigo manager Craig Bentley said Paris was a top travel destination. “As everyone knows it’s the city of love,” he said. “So it’s ideal for a couple’s getaway. It’s a great prize.” The Bendigo Pacing Cup is expected to attract about 5000 people. “There will be a lot of entertainment on the night for the whole family,” Mr Aldred said. “It’s probably one of the cheapest forms of entertainment.” - Hannah Knight