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Cruelty free Melbourne Cup takes to the track in Mullum

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Tired of watching your cash run into oblivion in three and a half minutes? Can’t condone animal cruelty?

The cloudy homebrew alternative Melbourne Cup lasts longer, is a lot funnier, and only harms imaginary animals.

Written by local comedians Steve Berriman and Brian Mollet, the first versions of this iconic local event were run more than 25 years ago as a fundraiser for Spaghetti Circus.

This year’s event will be run at the Middle Pub, Mullumbimby, an hour before the real thing. Your gold coin bet gives you a chance of winning a cash prize and will support Durrumbul Hall.

Fancied runners in this year’s field include Local Grower, Disco Dong, Absentee Landlord, Gender Neutral and Queensland Tourist, with others making a full field of 20.


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