Amanda McCallum and Abby Gates at the Murwillumbah races on Melbourne Cup Day, 2015. Photo: Liana Turner / Tweed Daily News
Amanda McCallum and Abby Gates at the Murwillumbah races on Melbourne Cup Day, 2015. Photo: Liana Turner / Tweed Daily News Liana Turner

Majestic Tweed track lays on the charm for Cup revellers

THE heat was suffocating, but that didn’t stop the masses from turning out for the Murwillumbah races on Melbourne Cup Day.

Tweed River Jockey Club secretary-manager Brian Charman said Tuesday’s races drew a crowd of almost 4000 people, enthralled by the stunning track which boasts Mt Warning and the Border Ranges as its backdrop.

“The day was great,” Mr Charman said.

“There was some great racing.”

There was little room to move while the Melbourne Cup race screened on the televisions.

Police and liquor licencing officers were present throughout the event and Mr Charman said there were no major issues.

The club’s next race meeting will be at the Twilight Races on December 11.

The races will run from 2.30-7pm, with a live band afterwards.

For more in-depth coverage of the day, including race results, check out the next edition of the Tweed Daily News on Saturday.



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