Melbourne Cup Day is one of Australia’s most popular social and racing events. The main racing event takes place at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. More than 100,000 people usually attend Flemington Racecourse. Local races are held throughout the country on this day and when the main race of the day occurs at the Flemington Racecourse it is televised on screens at race tracks across Australia.
The race is televised live to an audience of about 650 million people worldwide, including Woodbine Entertainment who are sending the feed to our venue on King Street. Many people stop what they are doing shortly before 3pm on Melbourne Cup Day to watch or listen to the main race either via television, Internet or the radio.
We will be watching the event at Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill at 276 King Street West, kicking off at 6:30 pm. We have reserved an area for AWS Members and guests, with food and beverages available on your own tab. Race Programs will be available for sale.
We have access to the betting terminals and ATM for cashing out those winning tickets, so come on out, join in the fun, and who knows you may go home with winnings in your pocket.
See you there on November Two and Ladies are encouraged to wear outstanding hats.
To ensure we have enough places reserved, please email Bernard Nottage at firstname.lastname@example.org with the estimated numbers in your party.