Preparing for Melbourne Cup? Whether you’re celebrating or ‘Nupping the Cup’ we’ve got you covered.

Pick you up at 6 hosts, Lu explored all the options for your last-minute plans for tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup.

Since 1861 Horses and Jockeys have had their chance for glory down the 3200-meter track at Flemington Racecourse. The event has never been canceled, even continuing throughout the pandemic and WWII. The event has only ever been postponed, twice due to bad weather in 1870 and 1916.

Roughly 90 thousand punters attend events in person across Australia and with streaming and television services it’s believed that approximately 5 million people watch the race each year. It’s truly the ‘Race that Stops the Nation’.

On Pick You Up at 6, Lu explored options to stay in Western Sydney to celebrate:

Bandy’s at St Marys’ Long Lunch

For $48 per person, you can enjoy a buffet lunch that includes a glass of Bubbles.

Enjoy full TAB facilities and all the races streamed on the big screen.

Book Here

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Lidcombe’s Golf Club, Carnarvon

A Two-Course meal for $55 with prizes for Best Dressed, Best Hat, Sweeps, and even a Lucky Door Prize.

Book Here

If you’re looking to travel into Royal Randwick there are a few options:

Looking for the ultimate luxury? Prestige Chauffers can drop you off in style. Their Fleet included Audi A8’s, Q7’s, BMW 7 Series, or even a Chrysler Strech 300c.

Get a Quote and Book Here

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option to get in and out, Transport NSW will be running additional services

Please note: To attend many of these events Vaccination is Mandatory!

Nup the Cup

The last few years have seen growth organisations like the ‘Coalition for the Protection of Race Horses’ who have organised events like the ‘Protest or Picnic’.

They will be outside both Randwick an Flemington tomorrow giving people the option to activley protest or sit in the park and show your support.

If you want organise your own even you can register it on their wesbite.

You can also attend a range of virtual events including a panel with Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi, Kristin Leigh (Coaltion for Protection of Racehorses), Georgie Dolphin (Humane Society International) and Tammy Franks (Greens SA MLC)

Find a range of events on their website (Images on this website may be distressing)

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