All bets are on at Murwillumbah race track
HORSE racing returns to the Murwillumbah race track on November 5.
The race is the Tweed River Jockey Club's biggest for the year outside the prestigious Murwillumbah Cup carnival.
Being held on Melbourne Cup day, it will be certain to attract well dressed fillies and suits of all colours for the men.
"With the amount of interest we are getting this year we should get a bumper crowd," Tweed River Jockey Club secretary-manager Rachael Elliott said.
About $1000 worth of prizes will be on offer in the ever popular Melbourne Cup Day Fashions on the Field, sponsored by Tweed City, with categories including best dressed woman and man and best spring carnival headwear.
"We always have great music with a great marquee and fashion on the fields is always highly supported," Ms Elliott said.
Live music will entertain the crowd between races, with a strong local and interstate betting ring, including on-course tote facilities plus bookies.
"Everyone will be stopping at 3pm for the race that stops the nation. That's why we are here, plus supporting local races," Ms Elliott said.
There will also be $10 return bus tickets from the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast, and Murwillumbah.
Gates open at 10am.
Entry $20 ($10 pensioners).
No BYO alcohol.