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October 30, 2015

Sydney’s social scene will come to life at Royal Randwick this McGrath Estate Agents Melbourne Cup Day with a crowd of over 20,000 expected on course to enjoy the array of entertainment options available.

With an exceptional number of acceptances received, the Australian Turf Club will host ten races plus show all of the action from Flemington, including ‘the race that stops a nation’ broadcast on the largest super-screen in the southern hemisphere.

Register to take part in the Melbourne Cup Super Sweep for the chance to share in a $5,000 prize pool. Enter by logging on to www.theraces.com.au/supersweep via Royal Randwick’s free high-capacity WiFi service.

Competition entries close at 2.00pm with successful registrants selected at random and allocated a runner in the Melbourne Cup.

While on course ladies will be treated to complimentary makeup touch ups at the Clinique Pamper Lounge and then be able to capture a race day photo at the McGrath Flower Wall looking their spring racing finest.

In between races, patrons can visit the inflatable NOVA dome and battle their mates at ping-pong or collect a selfie photo frame their Flower Wall image.

Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said Royal Randwick has become Sydney’s favourite venue for Melbourne Cup Day celebrations.

“Melbourne Cup Day at Royal Randwick provides a unique offering where customers can come and enjoy the social mix of activities synonymous with the day as well as the excitement of live horse racing,” Mr Partridge said.

“The atmosphere at our premium race venue has been electric this spring and we look forward to that buzz continuing on Melbourne Cup Day.

“With competitions such as the $5,000 Melbourne Cup Super Sweep on course, a day at the track is the perfect setting for an office outing or for a group of friends looking to mimic the feeling of being at Flemington.”

Limited hospitality is still available for Tuesday including tickets to spring’s most popular offering, the Bucket List Beach Club Marquee. Sample some of chef Tom Walton’s favourite beachside fare or his signature cocktails while enjoying the sounds of some of Sydney’s best DJs performing throughout the day.

All general admission tickets booked at www.theraces.com.au before midnight on Monday will receive a complimentary flute of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial, valued at $25.

Gates Open at 10.15am with the first race at 11.00am.

Royal Randwick offers free parking as well as a bus service running from Eddy Avenue directly to the course, with return services later in the day.

For all ticketing, hospitality, racing and general information visit www.theraces.com.au.

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