Melbourne Cup In Town

Filed under Event & Venue, News ~ by Press on  2 Aug 2012

The Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour visits Muswellbrook Sunday, 5 August and Newcastle 6, 7 August 2012.

Day’s events in Muswellbrook feature the 18-carat gold 2012 Emirates Melbourne Cup, valued at $175,000, alongside Cup winning jockeys, Larry Olsen (Kensei, 1987), and Wayne Harris (Jeune, 1994), providing the local
community a “memorable and exclusive opportunity to share stories of the illustrious race.”

In its tenth year, the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour is visiting Muswellbrook to celebrate The Muswellbrook Race Club’s 150-year anniversary, support grassroots racing, and unite the community.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Muswellbrook District Hospital Charity Lunch at Silks Restaurant at the Skellatar Park on Racecourse Road

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Family Fun Day at Muswellbrook Race Club with historical racing display, jumping castle, children’s activities and a vintage car display

3:30pm – 5:00pm: Visit to Muswellbrook District Hospital Aged Care Facility

6:00pm – 7:30pm: Visit to Merton Aged Care Facility

Newcastle Events, Monday, 6 August:

3:00pm – 5:30pm: High Tea at the Newcastle Museum with a vintage fashion display and live fantasy race call

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Newcastle Jockey Club Cocktail Party at Cheval’s Restaurant

NEWCASTLE – Tuesday, 7 August:

7:00am – 9:00am: Sausage Sizzle Breakfast at The Parade Ring, Darling Street

9:30am – 11:00am: Visit to The Junction Primary School

11:30am – 12:30pm: Visit to Starlight Room at The Hunter Hospital

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Visit to Kotara Westfield Shopping Centre

Newcastle Museum opens 3pm to 5.30pm on Monday 6 August to view the Melbourne Cup. Bookings essential.

As well as showing the Cup, the Museum will display race fashion and host a live fantasy race call by sports commentator and writer for ABC Radio National Grandstand, Gerry Collins," said Deputy Director Julie Baird.

Our city has always had a racing connection which we usually highlight with our Broadmeadow race course display and Merv Maynard’s racing saddle but I am a bit star struck at the thought of having the actual Melbourne Cup on display.”

The Museum’s Sprout Canteen hosts a High Tea for the occasion, with petit fours, finger sandwiches, tea, coffee and champagne. Bookings are essential by calling 4974 1434.



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