In what has become something of a tradition in Bali, the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel will host its annual Melbourne Cup Race Day on Tuesday, November 2, 2004.
Not to be outdone by those attending the real event at the Flemington Racecourse in far away Melbourne, those attending the Bali event are encouraged to wear an outrageous hat and participate in non-monetary betting games provided.
Celebrated in Australia on a fashion approaching a public holiday, the Melbourne Cup is an annual "rite of spring" televised internationally. First held in 1861, the race is now held every year on the first Tuesday in November on a 3,200 meter-long course.
Melbourne Cup in Bali
Festivities in Bali commence at 11:00 a.m. at the Denpasar Room of the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel on race day, November 2, with live entertainment, a fashion show, a 3-course set luncheon served with wine, and various sweeps and prizes in connection with the actual race which will be televised live.
Cost of participating is only Rp. 88,000 (approximately US$ 9.60 per person) which covers the race, lunch, and 21% tax and service.
Seating is limited. In order to book, follow the e-mail link provided.
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