12.1 C
Byron Shire
May 18, 2024

Murwillumbah’s Melbourne Cup

Latest News

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Other News

Motorcyclist flown to hospital from New Italy

At about 3pm yesterday, Tuesday 14 May, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to the Pacific Highway, New Italy following reports of a motorcyclist suffering serious leg injuries after collision with a barrier.

Waiting for Assange

A major turning point in his son’s freedom campaign only twelve days away, John Shipton exuded calm and at times, joy, during an intimate forum in Mullumbimby last week.

Saffin welcomes Neighbourhood Centre Week

NSW Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed today’s start to Neighbourhood Centre Week across the country.

Public housing forum/doco May 16

A documentary exploring the devastating impacts of losing one’s home owing to the privatisation and demolition of public housing assets will be screened May 16 at the Palace Cinema.

Serious two-vehicle crash – Alstonville

A man is in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Monday.

Red Devils on fire at top of local rugby league

The Byron Bay Red Devils have made it four out of four across three grades for the 2024 NRRRL...

Tweed River Jockey Club (TRJC) is getting set to host one of the biggest meetings in its racing calendar, Melbourne Cup day at Murwillumbah, on Tuesday.

A total of six events will be run on course, including the regular feature of the annual Melbourne Cup day program, the Jason Birney Memorial Maiden Plate.

Jockey club chairman Bernie Quinn said he hoped many local trainers and connections entered their charges for the day ‘and as many patrons too’.

‘It’s a great excuse for race fans to get dressed up, and the on-course entertainment planned adds to the let-down-your-hair atmosphere,’ he said.

The popular Fashions In The Field will include multiple categories for fashionistas and fun-lovers alike to strut their stuff, and a live band will entertain throughout the afternoon.

Racing and cup action from Melbourne and other parts of Australia will be broadcast live to the track which also has tote facilities and a local and interstate bookies’ ring.

A free return bus will run from the Murwillumbah town clock to the racecourse (no booking required), while a $10 return bus service will be available for areas across the Tweed and southern Gold Coast (bookings 07 5524 4497).

Image: Strapper Holly Julius rides Altai Warrior during early morning trackwork at Murwillumbah racecourse this week. Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup day meeting in Murwillumbah is expected to once again draw a big crowd. Gates will open at 10am (DST) with admission costing $20 ($10 for pensioners). Photo Jeff ‘Bad Connection’ Dawson

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.