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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.

DID YOU KNOW?...
* 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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MELBOURNE CUP EVENTS AROUND THE CENTRAL COAST
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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Avoca Beach Hotel Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image AVOCA BEACH HOTEL:
Tuesday 6th November 2018

It's that time again and we are looking forward to hosting a Melbourne Cup lunch with specials on the board, the races live on the big screen, sweeps and fashions on the field!

Sure to be a great day out on the new deck.

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!

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
BOOK NOW FOR MELBOURNE CUP FUN DAY IN THE SPINNAKER ROOM
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.
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THE BOAT SHED BAR IS OPEN ON MELBOURNE CUP DAY
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 7th November 2018
YET TO BE ADVISED

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

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
MAINS:
* 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.

DESSERT:
* 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
YET TO BE ADVISED

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
Free

Hardys Bay Club imagearrow icon image HARDYS BAY CLUB :
Tuesday 6th November 2018
YET TO BE ADVISED

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!

Breakfast
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

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

Visitors:
$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 with a delicious Seafood Buffet at the Ocean Beach Hotel!

Your ticket includes a Seafood Buffet lunch and glass of bubbles or tap beer on arrival.

Prizes for best-dressed women and best hat/tie for men. Plus sweeps for the day!

Bookings Essential.i

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

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
YET TO BE ADVISED

The Sunken Monkey  imagearrow icon image THE SUNKEN MONKEY:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
YET TO BE ADVISED

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:
Sweepstakes

Hampers & Giveaways

TAB facilities

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


The Entrance Leagues CLub Melbourne Cup Day poster imagearrow icon image THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB:
Tuesday 6th November 2018
YET TO BE ADVISED

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
YET TO BE ADVISED

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

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)
Sweeps
A full day of fun and celebrations!


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