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More information and venue events for 2018
MELBOURNE CUP DAY will be added as they arrive.

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The day a nation stops, Melbourne Cup Day, and we will have a list of venues and events to participate in around the Coast... More added as they come to hand. BOOKMARK THIS PAGE TO CHECK BACK LATER.

* The first ever Melbourne Cup, an idea of Captain Frederick Standish, was first run in 1861, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

* The Melbourne Cup was first run on a Thursday but since has been run on the first Tuesday of November each year except for the years of the second World War, where it was run on a Saturday.

* The Cup is run over 3200 Metres (it was 2 miles until Australia went metric in the early '70's) and is the richest race on the Australasian Circuit.

* The Melbourne Cup is known as "the race that stops a nation" and in Melbourne the Tuesday is declared a public holiday. Much of the nation, and since the advent of TV and the world wide web, the planet, tune in somehow to watch or listen to this iconic Australian race.

* For many, the Melbourne Cup triggers the name of the 1930 Cup winner, Phar Lap, or 'The Red Terror', arguably the most famous race horse in the world. After being shot by gangsters in the late 1920's, Phar Lap's controversial and mysterious death in California in 1932 still has many conspiracy theorists and avid horse race fans talking.

* Tests from a strand of Phar Laps mane in 2008 have finally proved that he was administered an overdose of arsenic in the last 30 to 40 minutes of his life. The fact that horses were given arsenic as a performance enhancer was taken into account in the research.

* The Australian saying "A heart as big as Phar Lap's" came from, literally, the horses heart (on display in the National Museum) which weighed in at 6.2 kilograms, 2.2 kilograms more than the average horse heart.

* The easily recognised Cup Trophy, initially made of 9 carat gold, is made of 18 carat gold and was designed and hand made by James Steeth for the 1919 cup race. It is made by the same processes to this day. The first 'trophy' in 1861 was a hand beaten gold watch and the winners of the race have taken home many different English made and sometimes no trophy's until the 1919 'loving cup' design was introduced.

Anyway, now you are well armed with Cup conversation starters you now have to choose which best local venue to spread you knowledge in... Good Luck!
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Here are just some great MELBOURNE CUP DAY events from some fantastic local venues - celebrate in style, a little laid back or whatever! The choice is huge!!!
This page is being updated regularly as the events come in and the day draws ever nearer.

*** Some venues won't be holding luncheons and events but hosting some great live local music for your listening pleasure - see the CENTRAL COAST GIG GUIDE FOR WEEK DAYS when the cup is due for the Listings ***

Bookmark this page so you can pop back later with ease!
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Phar Lap imagearrow icon image AVOCA BEACH PICTURE THEATRE:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

Book your tickets for our Melbourne Cup day out!
Tuesday 6th November from 11am - $44.50.

Ticket includes:
Bubbly on arrival, hot roast lunch, dessert, tea/coffee.

See Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer in "A Shot In The Dark" and of course, the BIG RACE on the BIG SCREEN!
Get your tickets here - https://avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/melbourne-cup-2018
Booking close on Tuesday 30th November as we need to let our caterers know final numbers.

Avoca Beach Hotel Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image AVOCA BEACH HOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

Its time to get the fascinators ready and gathers the girls for a sensational luncheon for Melbourne Cup!

With bubbles on arrival and delicious specials on the menu Avoca Beach Hotel is the place to be this Melbourne Cup day!

Soak up the sun on the deck and watch the race live on the big screen!

Sweeps will be running and of course we are looking forward to seeing some fashions on the field (aka stage) at the hotel.

Book now to reserve your table- 02 4382 2322

Avoca Surf House Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image AVOCA SURF HOUSE:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Join us to celebrate the race the stops the nation, in beachfront luxury, style and a whole lot of fun!

+ 12.30pm start, for 1pm lunch
+ 3 course gourmet feast
+ welcome drink: premium sparkling or any house tap beer
+ fashions on the field and sweeps

Three course lunch: shared grazing starters and antipasto platters; alternate drop main dishes of our divine fresh market fish with seasonal accompaniments and our vegan fried and steamed tempeh with romesco and baby corn; shared artisan cheese platters and house made petit fours

Starting together at 12.30pm for your welcome drink, lunch will commence altogether at 1pm
this special event includes:
+ Welcome sparkling wine or house beer;
+ Grazing starter platters;
+ Delicious alternate drop main meal;
+ Shared dessert and cheese platters.

We will be running sweeps on the day and have a fashions on the field parade with prizes for the best dressed and best headwear.
We will be showing the race too!
A very fun event not to be missed!

Bay Hotel Motel imagearrow icon image BAY HOTEL MOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup is here again

Sweeps, trivia ,lucky door prizes! Free glass of jansz champagne!

Free trifecta ticket for every guest

Beautiful 2 course seated lunch
250g Grain Fed Sirloin w/-Potato Gratin, buttered Green Beans & Caramelised onion Jus
Macadamia Crusted Barramundi w/Roasted Rainbow Chard, lemon veloute & black caviar
Lavender infused Bavoir w/- Champagne Jelly & edible flowers
Salted Caramel Flan w/- Pistachio Praline & double cream

All meals are served alternatively
Book now at the Bar or call us on 4973 3177

Beachcomber Hotel Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image BEACHCOMBER HOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup is here again!

Celebrate with us in full swing as we play solo sounds on the deck, a delicious BBQ buffet in Boatshed and Fashion On The Fields with a parade!

You can expect all of the great usual fun and games and this year we are hosting a BIG SCREEN with live races all day, join in for sweepstakes and even win a hamper for the most over the ‘TOP HAT’!

A glass of bubbles on arrival and all for just $35!
Book a table for six and get one FREE!

Make a day of it with us! Bookings: 4397 1300

Belmont 16's Sailing Club Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image BELMONT 16' SAILING CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Tickets for the Annual Melbourne Cup Fun Day in the Spinnaker Room are on sale now for $29 for 16s members and $33 for non-members.

It’s set to be another fabulous affair including a two-course lunch, bingo, live entertainment by Barry Harper and a fashion parade courtesy of stylist Jason Fox of Lifeline Belmont Shop.

Watch the race live on the big screen and take part in all the fun and games including our best-dressed competition, sweeps and raffles with plenty of prizes to be won on the day!

Best of all the Melbourne Cup Fun Day is in support of a local charity each year, with this year’s event in aid of Lake Macquarie Suicide Prevention & Support Network.

Doors open at 9:30am. Bingo commences at 10:00am. Lunch served from 12:00pm.
After something a little more casual on Cup Day?

Join us in The Boat Shed Bar for craft beers + craft burgers + craft cocktails from 11am and watch the race live on the biggest TV display on the lake!

Breakers Country Club Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image BREAKERS COUNTRY CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Head down to Breakers Country Club this Melbourne Cup for our luncheon!

For just $60 (members pricing) you will enjoy a 3 course meal, live entertainment, glass of sparkling on arrival and the BIG RACE!
Tickets are on sale now!

The Breakers Bus will also be running from 10:00am and bookings are now available.

Call Reception on (02) 4384 2661 to book your seat today!
Tuesday, 6th November 2018 from 11:30am
Tickets · $60-$65

Club Toukley RSL Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image CLUB TOUKLEY RSL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Celebrate the Melbourne Cup at Club Toukley!
Choose our ticketed event in The Arium or book your table for lunch in ZIVA!
Plus lots of fun throughout the Club to celebrate the day!

Cup Day Function in The Arium 11.30am-4.00pm (ticketed event)
* Sparkling wine and canapés on arrival
* Delicious buffet lunch
* Lucky door, best dressed and Trivia prizes
* Entertainment with KUTA GROOVE
Members $40 I Non Members $45
Tickets available from the Welcome Desk or follow the link to purchase tickets online

Lunch in ZIVA 11.30am-2.00pm
* Book your table for lunch in ZIVA now!
* Full menu available
* Entertainment with KRISTI BENNET from 11.30am

$7 Cocktails all day (members only)

Sweeps on Sale from 9.30am

Calcutta Raffle - $1.00 per ticket. Draw 1.00pm!

Club Umina RSL Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image CLUB UMINA RSL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Watch the race that stops a nation at Club Umina!

Members $46 -
Non-Members $52

Doors open at 10AM.

- Buffet Lunch
- Entertainment
- Lucky door hamper to be won

Prizes for:
- Best Dressed,
- Best Hat,
- and Best Tie!

For more information visit www.clubumina.com.au, or call +61 2 4343 9999

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image CROWNE PLAZA TERIGAL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

arrow icon image DAVISTOWN RSL CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Join us at the Davo Tuesday 6th November for our Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon!
Live Entertainment by FABBA

2 Course Lunch
* Crispy Skin Chicken Breast served on roasted carrot, kumera puree, potatoes, olives, beans & red wine jus.
* Barramundi wrapped in filo served on warm salad of barley, spiced cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, rocket, pumpkin & capers with salsa verde.

* Lemon cheesecake with orange & passionfruit sauces, cream & strawberries.
* Flourless chocolate cake with berry coulis, cream, blueberries & praline.

Complimentary glass of Champagne upon arrival.

Prizes for Best Dressed Male & Female, Best hat.

Tickets $45 - Doors open at 11am

Phar Lap image
arrow icon image DIGGERS AT THE ENTRANCE:
6th November 2018

Ettalong Bowling Club Melbourne Cup day poster imagearrow icon image ETTALONG BOWLING CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Tickets are now available from Reception for our "Come Fly With Me" Melbourne Cup.

Join us at Ettalong Bowling Club for the most hysterical lunch show – 80 minutes of absolute in-flight fun and mayhem. Don’t miss this First Class Event!

Catch up with flight attendants Judy Free and Miles High as they take you on an unforgettable mystery flight.
Buckle up and assume the crash position as you take to the skies on your own private jet.

A turbulent landing of smokin’ hot songs such as, Survivor, I Love the Flight Life, Takin’ Off and the Rhythm of Flight.

A new show with your favourite flight crew and stowaways including Scoot, Tiger and of course Qantas.

A little bit Pam Ann, a touch of Little Britain, a lot of fun!

Tuesday, 6th November 2018 from 11am

Gosford Golf Club imagearrow icon image GOSFORD GOLF CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Come and share in the fun of Cup Day

Bistro Open,
A la carte menu and specials Board -
meals from $12
TAB & Bar from 9am.

Big Screen - Everyone Welcome 02 4337 3300

Halekulani Bowling Club imagearrow icon image HALEKULANI BOWLING CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup Day at the Hali!

$39m $45nm Lunch and Show

The Rod Stewart and Elton John show live at the Hali for Cup day!
Rod and Elton as our special guest fashion judges!

Raffle & Sweeps.

A glass of champers on arrival, 2 course lunch – Main & Dessert!

Booking Essential. Tickets available online www.halibowling.com.au

Hardys Bay Club imagearrow icon image HARDYS BAY CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup Lunch And Sweep.

Lunch From 1pm - Thai Buffet From Goong’s Kitchen. $30.00

Complimentary Glass Of Sparkling Wine And Great Prizes From Oatley Wines.

Email - Loren@Hardysbayclub.Com.Au For Lunch Bookings.

arrow icon image MINGARA:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day your way at Mingara

Now is the time to prepare your frocks and fascinators!

The Roasted Berry is the place to be to kick off your Melbourne Cup Day.

Pick your Cup winner over a smoothie bowl or The Roasted Berry Big Breakfast, whatever you choose, you know the day will be off to a great start!

The Roasted Berry is open all day till 8.30pm.

Join us at Mingara as we celebrate the race that stops a nation at our “All that Glitters is Gold” Melbourne Cup Day Lunch.

Share in the excitement of the race on the big screen and join in the fun of the sweeps and the best-dressed prizes.

Dine in style
Enjoy a buffet lunch followed by high tea platters served at your table.

The buffet includes:
• Antipasto platter with cured meats, marinated olives, roasted pepper, selection of dips and bread
• Slow roasted beef fillet with buttery beans and smashed garlic chats served with a red wine jus and horseradish cream
• Balsamic baked chicken breast with cherry tomato and garlic confit and glazed mozzarella
• Asian style rolled pork belly braised in master stock with bok choy, crispy noodle with a lime and coriander dressing.
• Macadamia crusted barramundi on a bed of wilted greens
• Fetta and spinach tart with roasted beetroot relish
• Greek salad with feta, olives, tomato, cucumber and Spanish onion tossed in a tangy herb dressing
• Asparagus, radish and quinoa salad with a minted lime dressing
• Nicoise salad with green beans, potato, egg, black olives, tomato, cucumber and red onions and complimented with a French dressing

High tea platters:
Dessert high tea platter per table
• Mini lime meringue tarts
• Selection of macaroons
• Strawberry cheesecake
• Selection of fruit

Dance the afternoon away
Everyone’s favourite party band – Jellybean Jam return for another afternoon full of dancing and great times with friends.

All the details
Tickets will be available online or in person at the Club.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
11.30am – 4pm

Members and their guests:
$52.46 ($49.00 plus $3.46 Booking Fee)

$57.70 ($54.00 plus $3.70 Booking Fee)

Lunch with friends
Indigo – Eats, Treats & Bar open for lunch from 12 pm.

The perfect time to head in, enjoy a leisurely lunch and relax into the afternoon ready for the race.

Whether it’s the Chef’s Special or one of their signature steak or seafood dishes – treat yourself! Be sure you request a table soon – tables are filling up quickly!

Entertainment in The Lounge
The Rebecca Johnson Band take the stage in The Lounge, Live & Free from 1 pm – 5 pm – they’ll take a break so you can watch the race on the screens in The Lounge!

Pick your winner Join in the fun of the sweeps or head to Legends, located at Ground Level in the Club.

The refreshed Legends Sports Bar has all your TAB needs covered with a big screen to view the race on! Plenty of staff will be ready to assist you. +

Celebrate with us Why not call us today and we can plan your perfect Melbourne Cup Day! Ph 4349 7799

Ocean Beach Hotel imagearrow icon image OCEAN BEACH HOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

Celebrate the biggest day on the racing calendar at the Ocean Beach Hotel!

The race that stops the nation

Sweeps & full TAB facilities from 9am

Live Entertainment - Prizes and Giveaways

Bistro open all day

Live Loud and Free on the BIG SCREEN

Ourimbah Lisarow RSL imagearrow icon image OURIMBAH LISAROW RSL CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Enjoy the race the stops the nation at Ourimbah RSL.

With FREE live entertainment from Cover 2 Cover at 12 noon

$5 Wild Oats Wine Special

Lucky Door Prizes, Sweeps, Best Dressed/Best Hat and much more!

Secure your seat by purchasing a Seafood Platter or Shareplate for 2! - $35

Phar Lap imagearrow icon image PEARL BEACH:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup Race Day Extravaganza
Tuesday 6th November - 12.30pm
Pearl Beach Community Hall

Brought to you by:
The Pearl Beach Progress Association
in conjunction with Two Turkeys Catering

• Gourmet picnic fare
• Champagne on arrival
• Live coverage of race & fashion
• Trivia
• Best Dressed
• Sweeps

Compliment your race day outfit and enter the 'EXTRA ORDINARY HAT PARADE ' to support the homeless charity … $5 per hat.
Celebrate Spring and decorate ladies or mens hat with things form the garden.

Tickets $35 per person

Bookings essential:

EMAIL: twoturkeyscatering@gmail.com
PHONE: Karen: 0414 997 530 or Annie: 0412 003 126

Shelly Beach Golf Club imagearrow icon image SHELLY BEACH GOLF CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Come And Enjoy The 2018 Melbourne Cup With The Best Views On The Central Coast

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the race that stops the nation at our scenic Aqua Restaurant.

Live entertainment, fashions on the field, delicious food and fun will make this special day one to remember.

Doors Open 11am
$70 Per Person Includes:
• Sparkling Wine On Arrival
• 2 Course Lunch + Cheese Platter
• Live Entertainment During Function
• Sweeps + Prizes For Fashions Off The Field
• Tab Facilities
• Courtesy Bus Operating From 10am

Limited Spots Are Available

Bookings Are Essential - Call 4332 3400 Today

Phar Lap  imagearrow icon image TALL TIMBERS HOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Cup day at the Tall Timbers Hotel

Canapés and Drinks Package in the Beer Garden

1pm start until the end of the big race

Live music from 1pm

Prizes for best dressed

Free glass of bubbles with every main meal served

The Entrance Hotel imagearrow icon image THE ENTRANCE HOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

Share Cup Day fun wiith us at The Entrance Hotel

Our Bistro is Open From 11.30am
We will have prizes for Best Dressed

The Races will be Live Across The Whole Venue

To make the day more fun there will also be:

Hampers & Giveaways

TAB facilities

Book online now or call 4332 2001 to book your table!

The Entrance Leagues Club  imagearrow icon image THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Come and join us at The Entrance Leaues Club for the big race day

Celebrate Melbourne Cup at The Entrance Leagues Club! Luncheon only $55 for Members and $65 for non-member including all of the live action from Flemington on our Big Screen.
Canapés on arrival, two course luncheon and 3.5 hour Drinks package!
Sweeps, Entertainment, Lucky Door Prize, and Best dressed prizes!
Booking essential – Call Club Reception to secure your Spot today! (02) 4334 3233

Canapés on arrival
All the action live from Flemington on the big screen
Lucky Door prizes
Prizes for Ladies and Men’s best dressed
12 noon to 4.30pm
The Arthur Lake Room
$55M - $65NM

Wyong Leagues Club imagearrow icon image WALLARAH BAY RECREATION CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Your Race Day fun includes;

main lounge celebrations from 12.00pm - beverage specials, promotions & best dressed prizes

1.00pm - live music from Tourmaline

Exclusive Melbourne Cup Event in the Wallarah Room;
Grazing Table, Main Buffet, Dessert Platters, Entertainment - DJ, sweeps, best dressed prizes and loads of fun

11.30AM – 3.30PM, Tickets $65 per person, purchase from Reception

Lucky Door Promotion Swipe at the kiosk from 12pm to receive an entry into the draw to win $500!
Drawn at 4.30pm, winner must be present to claim

Wangi RSL imagearrow icon image WANGI RSL CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Come and enjoy the big race with the perfect atmosphere at our Melbourne Cup day.

Champagne On Arrival
Best Dressed and Best Hat prizes

Lucky Door Prizes and Raffles

Live Music from Ron Knight and the Fabulous Daze
From 11am - $40 per person

Wangi Workers Cup Day imagearrow icon image WANGI WORKERS CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

Woy Woy Leaggues Club imagearrow icon image WOY WOY LEAGUES CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Watch the race that stops the nation at Woy Woy Leagues Club!

$30 Members | $35 Guests

2 course meal plus entree | Glass of sparkling on arrival | Live entertainment | Trivia prizes | Best dressed | TAB | Sweeps

For bookings, please contact reception on 4342 3366

Phar Lap imagearrow icon image WOY WOY BOWLING CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup – Woy Woy Bowling Club (The Sporties)

Complimentary drink voucher for a schooner of beer, glass of bubbly, wine or soft drink;
Mystery trifecta ticket;
Finger food luncheon;
Entertainment by Frans Havenga;
Sweeps available;
Prizes for best dressed and best hat / fascinator
Cost: $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non members

Wyong Leagues Club imagearrow icon image WYONG LEAGUES CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Your Race Day fun includes;

9.30am - Melbourne cup champagne brunch; tickets can be purchased through reception

10.00am - lucky door promotion commences

12:00pm - lucky losers promotion commences in sports bar

12.45pm - best dressed male/female/best hat prizes

2.00pm - live entertainment - The Ravens Duo

3.00pm - the race that stops the nation

5.00pm - lucky door prize draw

5.00pm - final lucky losers draw in the sports bar

Lucky Door Promotion Swipe your card at the kiosk to receive an entry into the barrel, 1 in 5 people win the chance to play colossus for the chance to win bonus entries into the lucky door or other prizes! $1,000 to be won, drawn at 5pm on Melbourne Cup Day

Wyong Race Club Melbourne Cup day imagearrow icon image WYONG RACE CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Melbourne Cup Luncheon Package - $55 Members $65 Non Members

A full day out at Wyong Racecourse with our special guest MC and live broadcast all day from Flemington on our in-field big screen.

Don’t miss a thing with all concurrent race meets throughout the day showing on our members stand televisions.

For you convenience we will have TAB facilities available.

What to expect:
Reserved seating within our top floor Murray Doyle Lounge
2 course seafood and carvery buffet luncheon with sweets
Complimentary drink on arrival
Cash bar
Lucky door prizes
Trivia prizes
Fashion prizes (hint: hat, shoes, tie, lady & man)
A full day of fun and celebrations!

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