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    Murray Emerson, Lenore Richards and Wendy Emerson at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Joe Peacock, Chris Bibby and Doug Collins at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Lisa and Russell Gallagher at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Peyton Burns and Haylie Baker at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Start of the Happy 70th Birthday Graeme Maiden Plate at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Zena Downie, Allie Berry and Jackie Berry at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Ross Buchan, Aaron Parnell, Tremain Finey-Green and Shannan Matheson at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Melanie Bouwman and Diane Brown at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Keeping cool at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Amersyn Walker enjoys a slip and slide at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Lotus Rothery enjoys a slip and slide at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Jett Rothery enjoys a slip and slide at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Paddy Huffer enjoys a slip and slide at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Cooper Barrett enjoys a slip and slide at the Halls Gap Cup.
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    Boss Coni wins the 2020 Halls Gap Cup. Owners John and Nerida Fartch, Karina O'Sullivan, strapper Sheridan Clarke, jockey Will Price and Terry O'Sullivan. for Terry and Karina O'Sullivan.
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    Will Price leads Boss Coni home to win the 2020 Halls Gap Cup for Terry and Karina O'Sullivan.
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    Will Price leads Boss Coni home to win the 2020 Halls Gap Cup for Terry and Karina O'Sullivan.

PHOTOS: 2020 Halls Gap Cup

Racegoers braved hot conditions for the annual Halls Gap Cup event, a popular feature on the Stawell Racing Club calendar. 

Patrons slip-slop-slapped and donned casual racing attire for a summer’s day out. 

Stawell trainers Terry and Karina O’Sullivan enjoyed a home-town win, with Boss Coni saluting in the feature event, the 1300-metre Halls Gap Lakeside Cup. 

Apprentice Will Price piloted the seven-year-old gelding to a come-from-behind win over Lindsey Smith-trained Royal Performance, with McKenzie Creek trainer Paul Preusker third with Wonderful Riri. 



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Former Stawell jockey, Brady Cross, enjoyed his breakthrough win as a trainer in race three, the Halls Gap Hotel Maiden Plate.

Cross, based in Ballarat, enjoyed success with four-year-old mare Lucy Mac courtesy of a strong ride by Jarrod Fry.

Stawell trainer Dane Smith also claimed a win, with Our Dexter impressive in race six, a benchmark-58 handicap.

Wimmera and Grampians racegoers will now turn their attention to the Great Western Cup on Australia Day, January 26.