A LARGE crowd is expected at the Jim's Butchery, Luv-A-Duck Nhill Cup on Thursday.
Nhill and District Racing Club secretary Tony Gebert said he expected between 1300 and 1500 race-goers on Boxing Day.
"The weather will be fairly warm, so we are expecting similar numbers to last year," he said.
A highlight of this year's cup will be a 2100 metre race.
"For the first time, we are having a longer race," Mr Gebert said.
"The horses will start and go past the straight twice.
"It will be great for the crowd."
He said there would also be children's activities and fashions on the field.
"Fashions is always a big event Sarah White does a great job organising it," he said.
Categories are child of the day zero to five years; child of the day six to 12 years; teenager of the day; young contemporary of the day; lady of the day; gentleman of the day; headpiece of the day and best dressed couple.
Mr Gebert said preparations for the cup were coming together nicely.
"We've been there all weekend and everyone is putting in a lot of hours," he said.
Mr Gebert said the Nhill Cup was a great family day out.
"We encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the day," he said.