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Tuesday 6th November, 2018
Melbourne Cup Day
On the first Tuesday of November, one of the biggest national sporting events in Australia takes place. The Melbourne Cup is run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Conducted over a distance of 3,200 metres, it’s a race for three-year old horses and over. It’s the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world putting it right up there on the international racing stage.
As Australians, we know that on the first Tuesday in November, the nation stops to watch the Melbourne Cup. Sweeps are sold and our TABs fill with hopeful punters, each one hopeful of backing the winner.
How do they pick the winner? Is it the bloodline of the horse, the jockey, the track, the trainer? Maybe their approach is more simplistic. Perhaps they just like the name of the horse? Maybe it’s the numerology or colour of the horse’s silks? Whether it’s the sweeps or a more scientific approach, there’s a certain excitement and celebrity about backing a winner on Melbourne Cup Day!
Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at the Westport Club
Join us for the Race that Stops a Nation – there’s an option to suit everyone!
Melbourne Cup Long Lunch
‘The’ Melbourne Cup Day event
**EVENT NOW SOLD OUT**
Gather friends and family, get glammed up and we’ll welcome you with a glass of bubbles on arrival! Make a statement and who knows… you might even take out first prize in our ‘Fashions on the Field’.
Enjoy a fabulous afternoon hosted by our MC Justin Hunt from DeBortoli wines, and live entertainment.
The big screen will ensure you don’t miss a second of the race action, including the pre-race coverage. Our TAB is conveniently located and sweeps will be on sale, so it’s easy to back your favourite horse!
A delicious 3 course lunch will be delivered to your table, bubbles will flow and you’ll be in the company of great friends cheering for your horse. You will also enjoy the chilled tunes of Billy Axford throughout the afternoon. Sounds like a perfect way to spend Melbourne Cup Day!
Tickets are $105 per person plus booking fee. Bookings are essential. BOOK NOW
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch at Aqua
Aqua is the perfect place to celebrate the race that stops a nation!
Bookings for lunch are available from 11.30am, and for just $35 per person you can enjoy a special two-course lunch and a glass of Emeri Pink Sparkling Moscato on arrival, while admiring the view and serenity of the glorious Hastings River.
Entree – Prawn Cocktail
Main – Country-style chicken
After lunch, you’re invited to head upstairs to Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge to view all of the race excitement on the big screen!
Bookings are highly-recommended, and are available by calling The Westport Club on 6588 7201 or in-person at the Club’s reception desk.
Hastings Coffee Co.
If relaxed and casual is more your style, then Hastings Coffee Co. is your place to go on Melbourne Cup Day! Come and grab a light grazing board from Hastings from 11am, featuring a selection of cold cut meats, cheese, pickles and condiments with a side of bread – $16*
Pair with $4* Mimosas available all day – perhaps a Champagne Breakfast might be on the cards?
Bookings are not required for Hastings Coffee Co.
Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge
**THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT**
Enjoy a fun and relaxed afternoon at Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge as we present the Jimmy’s Melbourne Cup VIP bar experience.
For just $30 per group, you and four of your friends will enjoy a bottle of Emeri Sparkling Moscato and a gourmet cheese platter, as well as your own exclusive bartender and host for the afternoon. Watch the race on the dedicated big screen and have fun participating in our best-dressed competition (optional).
If you’re not joining us for the VIP event, that’s no problem – stop in to Jimmy’s from 11am and you’ll be able to enjoy $5 glasses of Emeri Sparkling Moscat, $10 Sparkling Wine Cocktails and more.
The big screen will be down in the community lounge so you can catch the race, and once the winner is announced, we’ll kick on into the afternoon with funky tunes.
Bookings are essential.
Book in-person now at The Westport club Reception Desk.
Subject to availability, change and cancellation. Drink Responsibly.