It’s almost that time of year again – that first Tuesday of November where people all over Australia take a punt on the race that stops a nation.
While some people enjoy the Melbourne Cup for the fun of being able to pick their favourite horse and have a bit of a gamble, others just want to dress up, enjoy some good food with friends and crack open a bottle of champagne.
But it doesn’t matter why you want to enjoy the fun and festivities of this year’s Melbourne Cup because there will be plenty of events in Mudgee to take in all the action.
Head to Gooree Park for a prestigious Melbourne Cup event. They will have a red carpet marquee, sweepstakes, thoroughbred parade, live entertainment, fashions on the field and a delectable 3 course lunch paired with Gooree Park wines.
Tickets cost $150 and you can find out more by visiting www.gooreepark.com or calling 6378 1800.
Mudgee Golf Club
The Mudgee Golf Club will be hosting a cool and casual Melbourne Cup event on Tuesday 7 November. For just $25 a ticket you can get 1 sweep ticket as well as a free drink and a tapas plate for 1. There will also be drinks specials on the day.
Bookings can be made by calling the club on 6372 1811.
Hedge your bets at Club Mudgee where there will be lunch specials available at the Bistro from 12 noon to 2pm.
The day will include race day favourites such as sweep tickets and “Fashions in the Club”, which will have prizes for best dressed lady, man or child.
There will be a courtesy bus operating from 10.30am with pick up and drop off available within the Mudgee town limits.
Call 0428 994 543 to find out more.