Coff Coast venues to enjoy the Cup

ALL THE major Melbourne Cup Day venues listed here will have large screen coverage of all the Flemington events and TAB facilities for placing those important bets.

At C.ex Coffs, comedian Clint Paddison will entertain guests during a two-course lunch.

Be sure to dress to impress as there'll be prizes for the best dressed and best headpiece on the C.ex Coffs Fashions on the Field. Tickets are $28.50.

Walter's Bistro at C.ex Woolgoolga has created a two-course Melbourne Cup lunch menu full of delectable delights for $24 per person.

At C.ex Urunga, Lui's Restaurant is offering a Roast Chicken special with all the trimmings plus a glass of bubbly on arrival for only $15. Prizes for the best dressed lady and gentleman are on offer and bingo from 10am.

For the real race day feeling, it's hard to be beat the live on-course racing at Coffs Harbour Racing Club, realbookmakers, as well as Flemington on the big screens. Cheer on the horses thundering by in a five-race program on the track.

Great prizes including jewellery and resort accommodation will be offered for the fashions of the field.

Call the Coffs Harbour Racing Club on 6652 1488.

Early betting starts at 7.30am at the Greenhouse Tavern.

There will be best dressed prizes, affordable meals and a courtesy bus. Lunch specials start at $10 and two can share the Melbourne Cup Day Grazing Platter of selected meats, cheeses, dips and breads for only $25.

Call Greenhouse Tavern on 6651 5488.

Park Beach Bowling Club has a fashion parade, race sweeps, prizes for best dressed hat and outfit, and entertainment. Ladies will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and the courtesy bus is available. Phone 6652 3622.

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