A guest appearance from Billy Brownless and a seven-race card headline a big pre-Christmas trots meeting at Warragul on Wednesday afternoon.
The Geelong football great will be in Gippsland on Wednesday to continue his promotion of harness racing as this season's Trots Country Cups ambassador.
More than 100 guests will attend a special lunch with the knockabout character, while also trying to find a winner at the last Warragul meeting for 2016.
Some of the races appear to be quite open events, despite small fields.
With Brownless on course, perhaps the omen bet might be Greenough in race two or Feel The Buzz in race six, both horses to be driven by reinsman Matt Ablett.
Several local horses will compete during the day, including the smart pacer Toscas Delight, who returns from a break in race five for trainer Gary Quinlan.
Trafalgar trainer Chris Hunter will also have his trotter Slancio returning to the races on Wednesday in the handicap after a spell.
The last race looks the best of the day with several winning chances including local horses Awesome Cullect and Fairest Fella, although both will start from the second row of the mobile.
Racing commences at the later time of 2:04pm on Wednesday, with free admission for patrons and a large crowd expected on the first day of school holidays.