PUNTERS will have the chance to bet on more than just horses at tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup Day at Wodonga Turf Club.
Shrek and his donkey will join the inaugural celebrity race where Border business owners and identities will race hobby horses in the last race of the day.
Dubbed a fun way to raise money and promote awareness of ovarian cancer, the race is a partnership between the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group and the club.
Group president Heather Watts said support for the event had been amazing.
“Cancer is serious but if we can have a bit of fun while raising money, then isn’t that what life is all about?” she said.
Mayor Mark Byatt will start the 200-metre race and people are encouraged to place bets at the track or phone them in to 2AY on the day.
Jockeys will weigh in as normal and proceed to the mounting yard.
The winner and the jockey who raises the most money will win a sash and a bottle of champagne.
All proceeds from the race will go to the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group to be split between research into ovarian cancer and the new regional cancer centre in Albury.