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One part St Patrick’s Day, two parts Kentucky Derby – as far as country Vic’s racing calendar goes, this is the big one. The leaves might be turning (and doonas are back on the bed) but the racing calendar is still running hot. The Yarra Valley Cup attracts some of the State’s top jockeys and trainers: there’s the $100,000 Jack Hirsch Memorial Cup, local food and wine galore, and a full Irish bar that will keep the Guinness and leprechaun jokes flowing all day long. It is also a chance for punters to bring their fashion A-Game. (Lads, if you have been umm-ing and ahh-ing over that paisley tie, now is the time.) Fashions on the Field will light up the track, with music pumping from 11:00am. Free entertainment for the kids, and all the local action streamed live on the big screen.