Melbourne Cup Festivities in Lane Cove

Melbourne Cup is on Tuesday, the 1st of November 2016.

It is the race that stops a nation. Well, maybe it used to when it was run at around 2.45pm (back in the day), but a 3pm race time means school pick-up time for many and an interruption to those champagne focused festivities.

That said, just being a part of the Melbourne Cup hype is fun, and a great excuse to get together with a group of friends for lunch, gossip, and to show off your new fascinator.  You can find fascinators at Found or Zjoosh.

Kellie Rigney from Zjoosh has the following advice when putting together your Melbourne Cup look:

No need to buy a totally new outfit.  Play it safe with black, but accessorise like a Queen.  Make it special with a statement necklace or crystal choker and a glamorous crystal cuff – finish off with a fascinator.


Make sure you book your hair appointment now as it is hard to get into a salon the day before Melbourne Cup – here is a list of our suggested Melbourne Cup hairdressers.

Of course, we all look better with a spray tan, so The Beautician has a special Melbourne Cup offer.



For those wanting to enjoy the Melbourne Cup vibe ‘In the Cove’, here is where you can join in the fun.

Lodge Lane Cove

Details of Lodge’s Melbourne Cup event can be found here. Bookings from 12pm.


Bar Blaq

Bar Blaq has a great Melbourne Cup lined up for you. Read more about the event here. You can party on after the cup with a live band. Songs will include Horses, A Horse with No Name, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree and Wild Horses. (Sorry we just made that up, but wow what a great little puzzler – how many songs can you name about horses??)


The Lane Cove Golf Club

Enjoy the Melbourne Cup against the backdrop of the beautiful Lane Cove Golf Club. The luscious greens may inspire you to pick the winner or you could just be a winner playing 9 holes of golf.

Details of their event can be found here.


The Longueville Sporting Club (aka The Diddy)

The Diddy is holding a Melbourne Cup Luncheon, with bookings from 1pm. Enjoy a drink and one of the popular meals from Charles Bistro (Mr ITC loves the Tandoori Lamb Backstrap!). Read more about the event here.

Melbourne Cup

Screen on the Green

For those just wanting to watch the racing, a big screen will be set up at Lane Cove Plaza, broadcasting from 2pm-4pm

Screen on the Green Last Year
Screen on the Green 2015


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