Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Cup Day to Be First Class Racing Event

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Cup Day to Be First Class Racing Event

Article excerpt

THE race that stops a nation is back again and there is no better place to spend the day a next Tuesday, November 6 a than at the Souths Mackay Melbourne Cup Race Day at Ooralea Racecourse.

Hosted by Mackay Turf Club, the festivities kick off with the gates opening at 9.30am and local racing starting from 1.20pm. The race of the day will be shown at 2pm.

Fashionable fillies are encouraged to enter the Caneland Central Fashions on the Field, with registration at Caneland Centre Court between 11am and 2pm today or on the day from 11-11.45pm near the entrance to the racecourse. The finalists will then strut their stuff on stage for the finale at 2.40pm.

Though tickets to the Fascinator Lounge and new Event Centre Race Day Dining are sold out, there are still general admission tickets available which give race-goers access to all general public areas including the lawn area, betting ring, undercover pavilion, the public grandstand, public bars and food outlets. …

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