RACES ARE BACK: The beauties and bets at the 2017 Bowen Cup.
RACES ARE BACK: The beauties and bets at the 2017 Bowen Cup. Jessica Lamb

GET YOUR HEART RACING

Horse racing: The race that stops the Whitsundays is back - which means it's time to whip out the dresses, lay out the suits and put the champagne on ice.

, All roads will lead to Bowen tomorrow for the annual Bowen Cup race day.

Hundreds from across the region will once again gear up for one of the most prestigious events that country racing has to offer.

Held at Bowen's famous Ben Bolt Park, this year is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet with five local races including the highly-anticipated Battle of the Bush.

The Bowen Turf Club will have three bars this year, including the main bar, and there will be TAB facilities, ATMs and bookmakers on-site as well as a jumping castle for the kids.

Gates open at 11am, with the first race set to start at 1.30pm.

Bowen Turf Club and Brown Brothers Wine are co-hosting the Premium Race Day Marquee, with tickets available at $120 per person.

To purchase tickets, visit https://whitsundaytickets.com.au/event/7742.