Thursday morning and Lady Luck had smiled on Coffs Harbour in the form of a glorious sunny day for the town’s premier racing event!
The “Coffs Cup Race Day” is a gazetted local public holiday, so when it comes to 12 noon all businesses close their doors. It is then time for the ladies to frock up, the boys to suit up and for the champagne to flow fast and free.
I was invited to the NAB marquise where there were prawns and cheese platters in progress as we arrived, and a delicious barbeque cooked later in the day.
Walking around and admiring the fashions is such fun at these events. Everyone is stunning, the makeup, hair and accessories, absolutely perfect. It seemed that fascinators in the hair were the order of the day. There were some lovely hats, but no where near as many as in previous years.
The Cup is a chance for locals and visitors alike to have a bit of fun. Everyone was in jolly spirits whether they were following the racing or socializing in the various corporate tents.
Toward the end of the day I decided that since this was a racing event I should probably place a bet. After studying the tote (I think that’s what the list of horses names is?) I decided to put a couple of dollars on horse number 5 in the final Coffs Cup Race. His name was “Save a Buck.”
My friendly bookie (pictured above) unfortunately would not help me in my horse selection, I also had no great tips from the other punters, (pictured below) so this was a horse of my own choosing.
It turns out “Save a Buck” was probably advice for those betting, more so than the horses actual name. I am not sure if my horse even raced, he wasn’t mentioned through out the call 🙁
Nevermind, $4 dollars down, and no more races on the board, we called it a day, for another year at least.
Thanks to Kym from NAB Business Banking for a fantastic day!