Melbourne Cup picnic race day at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.
Melbourne Cup picnic race day at Coffs Harbour Racing Club. Rob Wright

Coffs Harbour to take in Melbourne Cup carnival

GET your backside trackside, Coffs Harbour during the Melbourne Cup race day. 

The race that stops a nation will be celebrated and broadcast at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club, while there are a few races of our own at the club's traditional cup day picnic meeting.

The festivities on Tuesday will include a five-race program, food and the ever popular Fashions on the Field.

Coffs Harbour Racing Club CEO Russ Atkinson said there was usually more than 1000 people who got to the track for Melbourne Cup festivities.

"It's the place to be to seen, racing on cup day," he said.

For those who fancy a flutter, there will be bookmakers on course to help you place your bets.

The favourite for the big race this year is Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti - ridden by Zac Purton, who happened to start his riding apprenticeship at the Coffs Harbour track.

Fashionistas have three categories to enter - best dressed couple, best dressed lady and best millinery/headpiece.

For more information about events and hospitality packages for Tuesday visit www.coffsracingclub.com.au

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