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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

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