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More information and venue events for 2017
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 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 7th November 2017

Book a table for yourself and your friends now and enjoy free champagne on arrival, fashions on the field, great menu specials, all day coverage live on the big screen, sweeps and TAB facilities!

A great spot to take in the race that stops the nation!

Ph: 4382 2322
E: info@avocabeachhotel.com.au

From 10am

Belmont 16's Sailing Club Melbourne Cup poster imagearrow icon image BELMONT 16' SAILING CLUB:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Melbourne Cup Fun Day! in the Spinnaker Room

Race into 16s and take part in the annual Melbourne Cup Fun Day in the Spinnaker Room, with your favourite host – Colleen!

It’s set to be another fabulous affair including a two course lunch, bingo, live entertainment by Klassik Blak and a fashion parade.

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!
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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 Got Your Back Sista!
Got Your Back Sista help women locally to begin again after experiencing domestic violence.
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Ticket price is $29 for 16s members and $33 for non-members. Not a member?
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Sign up at 16s.com.au today to access our exclusive membership benefits.
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Doors open at 930am. Bingo commences at 10am

Club Toukley RSL Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image CLUB TOUKLEY RSL:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Melbourne Cup Day will be an action packed day at Club Toukley

Enjoy Melbourne Cup Day with a yummy 2 or 3 Course Lunch in ZIVA!

Choose from the full ZIVA menu or the special Melbourne Cup Delight Menu
2 Courses + a drink - $29 (Members)
3 Courses + a drink - $$35 (Non Members)

Entertainment with Brent Murphy from 11.30am

Melbourne Cup Luncheon in The Arium - 11.30am
Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style with our Arium Cup Day Luncheon!

Enjoy a delicious 2 Course Buffet Lunch with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Featuring Cup Day Trivia, lucky door prizes, prizes for best dressed, and entertainment by KUTA GROOVE

Doors open: 11.30am

Members $40
Non Members: $45

Club Umina RSL Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image CLUB UMINA RSL:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Be a winner on cup day!
Deluxe Buffet:
Members $40 Non Members $46

Come in and watch the Big Race at Club Umina. Buffet lunch, entertainment, prizes, sweeps and much more.

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image CROWNE PLAZA TERIGAL:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

We are doing 'Melbourne Cup by the Sea' which will be hosted by Sea FM Breakfast Stars Bree & Gawndy.
Canapes by the pool will be followed by lunch and dessert in Seasalt Restaurant. Guests will also enjoy race day sweepstakes, Calcutta, lucky door prizes and a front row seat to ‘the race that stops a nation’ broadcast live on the large screens.

Where: Pool Deck, Lord Ashley Lounge and Seasalt Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Te
When: Tuesday, 7th November 2017.
Time: From 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Pricing: $169 per person including 3 courses and beverage package.
To book call (02) 4384 9209

Revel in the excitement of Australia’s premier horse race with a glamorous luncheon event at Crowne Plaza Terrigal.

Hosted by Sea FM Breakfast Stars Bree & Gawndy, it promises to be a grand day of entertainment with delicious food and great company. Indulge in canapés around the pool deck to kick things off, lunch and dessert overlooking the ocean views in Seasalt Restaurant before the big race.

Guests will also enjoy race day sweepstakes, Calcutta, lucky door prizes and a front row seat to ‘the race that stops a nation’ broadcast live on the large screens. $1 from every ticket sold to this event will be donated to IHG Foundation.

Davistown RSL Melbourne Cup imagearrow icon image DAVISTOWN RSL CLUB:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Join us at the Davo Tuesday 7th November for Melbourne Cup Day!

* Buffet Lunch
* Entertainment by musical duo Roller Girl
* Race on Big screen
* Full Tab facilities on premises
* Prizes for Best Hat, Best dressed Female and Best dressed Male

Doors open at 11am

Ticket cost $42

Booking essential on 43 630199

Phar Lap imagearrow icon image DIGGERS AT THE ENTRANCE:
7th November 2017

Best Hat - Best Dressed - Fun - Laughs - Excitement All Day!!!

SWEEPS on sale from 10.30am

FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT from 11.15am

HAT PARADE/BEST DRESSED from 1.30pm

Plus loads more cup day fun in between!

Hosted by Gregg Kable - GK Promotions - I Love the Nightlife

FEAST BUFFET
All You Can Eat
$16.95 mem $18.95 non
Cup Day Lunch
(Bookings Essential)

COFFEE PLUS
High Tea for Two
$24.95 mem $29.95 non
Available 10am - 4pm
(Bookings Essential)

BITES DINING
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Tail
$19.95 mem $22.50 non
Cup Day Lunch
(Bookings Essential)

Ettalong Bowling Club Melbourne Cup day poster imagearrow icon image ETTALONG BOWLING CLUB:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Melbourne Cup with Kath & Kim
Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Time: 11.00am
Location: Auditorium
Tickets: $45 – Available from the Club

FogHorn Brewhouse Melbourne Cup Day poster imagearrow icon image FOGHORN BREWHOUSE:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Book today for Melbourne Cup day

Come and celebrate the race that stops our nation on the First Tuesday of November.

FogHorn Brewhouse will be showing the great race live on the big screen.

FOGHORN BREWHOUSE invites you to our Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon.

We are offering a Food and Drinks package for $99 per head.

Our package kicks off at 11.30am which we will provide canapés and a main meal with beer and wine included until 2.30pm.

Bookings Are Essential. We will have a Lucky Door Prize, Sweeps Tickets, Best Dressed Competitions, Live Entertainment from Grizzlee Train from 12–3pm.

We will have the race on all of our screens all day long.

Tickets are available from the venue or online through ticketbooth.

Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon
7th November From 11:30am
FogHorn Brewhouse Central Coast

Hardys Bay Club imagearrow icon image HARDYS BAY CLUB :
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Melbourne Cup Lunch

Harry Hardys open for lunch from 12pm

3 different sweeps including a mystery sweep

Prize for best Hat female and male best dressed.

Licky door prize from De Bortoli

Glass of bubbly on entry. [for diners only]
Booking essential please call 4360 2014

Magenta Shores Melbourne Cup Day poster imagearrow icon image MAGENTA SHORES:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
The Race that stops the nation! Live on the big screen in Barretts Restaurant

Tuesday 7th November 2017
From 12.30pm
$125 per person
Buffet Lunch
3 Hour Beverage Package

• Best Dressed Male & Female • Best Hat & Tie • Sweepstakes • Lucky Door Prizes
Funds raised from raffle tickets and sweep stakes will go to AccorHotels Community Fund’ supporting Life Line, Garvan Institute, Kokoda Youth Foundation and Aime

Bookings Essential
T: 02 4352 8137 E: H8791-FB1@accor.com
1 Magenta Drive, Magenta NSW
www.pullmanmagentashores.com.au

T&C: *Subject to availability. Bookings required. Full prepayment required at time of booking. Discounts are not applicable for this event

arrow icon image MINGARA:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Mingara's Melbourne Cup Day Pretty In Pink

Now is the time to prepare your frocks and fascinators!

The first Tuesday in November is fast approaching. Join us at Mingara as we celebrate the race that stops a nation at our “Pretty in Pink” 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 to your table.

The buffet includes:
•Antipasto platter with cured meats, marinated olives, roasted pepper, selection of dips and breads
•Slow roasted sirloin with buttery beans and smashed garlic chat potatoes with a red wine jus and horseradish cream
•Grilled chicken breast on a bed of roasted pumpkin polenta with a green olive tapenade
•Feta and spinach tart with roasted beetroot relish
•Sweet spiced Asian lamb salad with crispy noodle and a lime and coriander dressing
•Roasted vegetable couscous with a preserved lemon and roasted garlic dressing
•Greek salad with feta, olives, tomato, cucumber and Spanish onion tossed in an herb dressing

High tea platters:
•Mini salted caramel tarts
•Fruit kebabs with a kaffir lime syrup
•Chocolate dipped strawberries
•Chicken, walnut and celery ravioli sandwiches
•Smoked salmon tartlet with cream cheese and chives

Dance the afternoon away

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

Tuesday 7th November - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost - $45* Member / $49.50* Non-Member *+booking fee.

Patonga Beach Hotel Melbourne Cup Day imagearrow icon image PATONGA BEACH HOTEL:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Allow the Kickstarters to rock you out of your saddle this Melbourne Cup Day, the 7th of November at the Patonga Beach Hotel!

Playing all your favourites from the 70's to now.

The bands we cover range from The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, The Calling, Gin Blossoms, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd, Avicii, Credence Clearwater Revival, Bush, Eagle Eye Cherry, The Models, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, The Divinyls, The Black Keys, Hunters and Collectors, Creed, Stevie Wonder, Guns N' Roses, Paul Kelly, The Weeknd, Fuel, Van Morrison, Goo Goo Dolls, Stone Temple Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Cyndi Lauper, Dead or Alive, The Animals, Screaming Jets, Johnny Cash, Tonic, Stealers Wheel, R.E.M, Deep Blue Something, White Stripes, INXS, and many more.

1pm Free

arrow icon image REVIVER:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Melbourne Cup Day Lunch
Come join us for our Melbourne Cup Day lunch!

No screens, no gambling, no horses.

Spend Melbourne Cup celebrating great outfits, delicious food, cocktails & good company!
We'll have prizes for best dressed, best hat, and of course, best shoes!

Come join us for a delicious 3 course meal and glass of bubbles. Chef Tristian has also crafted a special vegan menu for the day which will be available for those who specify a vegan preference when booking their tickets.
Tickets are now available online or at the bar

Shelly Beach Golf Club imagearrow icon image SHELLY BEACH GOLF CLUB:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Come and experience Melbourne Cup Day with a view on the first Tuesday in November.

Enjoy a sparkling wine on arrival with a delicious spring time 2 course lunch and cheese platter.

Relax with live entertainment, sweeps and prizes for fashions off the field.

TAB facilities available and a courtesy bus running from 10am.

$70pp and bookings are essential.

Call 4332 3400 to lock in your spot today.

Limited numbers so be quick!

The Sunken Monkey  imagearrow icon image THE SUNKEN MONKEY:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Started thinking about what to do for MELBOURNE CUP?

Spend the day with us!
* Full Aquafire menu plus Melbourne Cup specials
* LIVE music
* Watch the race LIVE on the big screens outside and inside
* Crab races
* Prizes for best dressed male and female
* PLUS...........Get a photo with a REAL HORSE!

Book your table today and don't miss out on the fun!!

The Entrance Leagues CLub Melbourne Cup Day poster imagearrow icon image THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB:
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon at The Entrance Leagues Club.

Tickets only Members $65 and Non Members $75

Ticket includes, Canapes on arrival, Two Course Lunch and a 3 Hour Drink Package (Treasury Wine, Tooheys Beer and Soft Drink from 12:30pm - 3:30pm)

We'll have Sweeps, Entertainment, Prizes and all the Live Action from Flemington on the Big Screen!

Bookings are essential and can be made at Reception
(02) 4334 3233

Tables of 10 but welcome to purchase as many tickets as required
(E.g. One or Two)

Wyong Race Club Melbourne Cup day imagearrow icon image WYONG RACE CLUB :
Tuesday 7th November 2017

Join us once again to celebrate Melbourne Cup during our special screening of all the raceday action from Flemington live on our gigantic LED on course television.

It’s the next best thing to being there.

Enjoy the perfect view from our top floor Murray Doyle Lounge within our members stand and feast on a divine menu of seafood and carvery selections with assorted sides and desserts specially prepared for our Melbourne Cup celebration by H & H Catering Events Venues.

Spend the afternoon with our MC for the day, celebrity stylist Sam Woods (VibrantConcepts), our very own Gold Cup Jeep Fashions on the Field and Star 104.5 Ladies Day Out professional stylist.

There will be competitions and prizes to keep you entertained all day long, totes for all programmed races on the day and a cash bar available.

Don’t miss this year’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Wyong Race Club

**SOLD OUT** Murray Doyle Lounge Melbourne Cup Luncheon – $65 Non-Member / $60 Memberr.


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