TRACKSIDE: Rockhampton Jockey Club are expecting a great day of fashion and fantastic horse racing at Callaghan Park today.
TRACKSIDE: Rockhampton Jockey Club are expecting a great day of fashion and fantastic horse racing at Callaghan Park today. Contributed

Crowds flock to Callaghan Park today for Melbourne Cup

HUNDREDS are expected trackside at Rockhampton's Callaghan Park for the race that stops a nation today.

Luncheons are again popular this year with functions in both The Members @ Callaghan Park and The Grandstand @ Callaghan Park - the latter luncheon selling out some weeks ago.

The open-air Archer Pavilion will host the Bookies Reserve party and ticket sales to this area have also been good.

The XXXX Gold Bar underneath The Grandstand will be open to the public.

As well as the local racing action at Callaghan Park, and of course the southern racing including the running of the 2015 Melbourne Cup, the fashion stakes will be a highlight of the day with the Stockland Rockhampton Fashions on the Field to be decided across a number of categories with some great prizes on offer.

Gates at Callaghan Park will open at 10.30am on Melbourne Cup Day with general admission tickets available at the gate for $15 ($6 age-concession card holders).

Fashions on the Field

Categories at Callaghan Park include:

Ladies Over-35:

Winner: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $1000; flowers; bottle of wine.

Runner-up: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $250; flowers, bottle of wine.

Ladies 18-35:

Winner: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $1000; flowers; bottle of wine.

Runner-up: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $250; flowers; bottle of wine.

Best Millinery:

Winner: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $500.

Runner-up: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $250.

Best Dressed Male:

Winner: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $500; bottle of wine.

Runner-up: Stockland Rockhampton prizes to the value of $250; bottle of wine.



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