TAB Calcutta Evening

FRIDAY 26th July 2019

Get your colleagues, syndicates and mates together - The TAB Townsville Cup Calcutta Evening will be a night to remember!

Hosted by Mark Forbes and featuring Special Guest Former Champion Jockey Jim Cassidy as well as the $200,000 Gold Lexus Melbourne Cup where guests will get to hold and get a photo with the cup, you will not want to miss this sell out event. 

Come and enjoy a drink on arrival and buffet dinner at the Townsville Turf Club.  

At only $75 each, tickets will sell out quickly.

Contact the Townsville Turf Club Office on 4778 2400 to secure your tickets.  

Tickets on sale NOW - AT THE TTC OFFICE - 4778 2400

Admission: $75 pre purchase only
Starts at 6.00pm
Dress code: Smart casual

Get your hands on the Lexus Melbourne Cup

This special event provides you the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the Lexus Melbourne Cup as Townsville was chosen to play host to the Melbourne Cup as it tours the country.  The gold valued at $200,000 was mined in the Bowen Basin and is so precious that you are unable to touch it with your bare hands, but at this special event all guests will be able to put on the white gloves hold it like a winner and grab their best picture with the cup.  



From the moment Jim Cassidy piloted strapping chestnut Kiwi for the last to first victory in the 1983 Melbourne Cup, racing folk new a star had been born.   In a career spanning five decades "Pumper", as he is affectionately known, proved that he was one of a kind.  A sublime talent in the saddle, a larger than life character out of it, and a champion bloke to boot - a rare combination that catapulted Jim Cassidy to become not only one of the greatest jockeys of all time, but one of the most popular sportsmen of his era.  





Join Turf Talk

Sign up to receive event notifications, the latest turf club news
and exclusive announcements sent straight to your inbox!

You have been added to the Turf Talk mailing list

First Name

Last Name


Contact the Turf Club

Racecourse Road, Cluden, Townsville
T 07 4778 2400