Melbourne Cup in Taree from 2013 to 2016

The biggest social event of the year will be held at the Bushland Drive track on Tuesday, November 7.

The Taree-Wingham Race Club will host a five race card on Melbourne Cup day, headlined by the Benchmark 55 Handicap.

Gates will open at 10am with the first race at 12.45pm.

All races from Flemington and other meetings throughout Australia will be shown on the infield big screen opposite the grandstand and general viewing areas along with screens through the general viewing areas.

The ‘Fashions on the Field’ competition is always very popular with $1100 in prizes for the mens and womens competitions.

Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for pensioners.

Complimentary buses will run from Forster, Tuncurry, Harrington, Old Bar, Tinonee, Wingham and Gloucester.