Tuesday 7th November 2017

The Melbourne Cup Race Day will see Cannon Park have the only live horse racing in Cairns!

Watch the race that stops the nation on the trackside Big Screen TV and enter Fashions on the Field for your chance to win great prizes.

Fashions on the Field

FOTF will be held after Race 3. To enter, meet at the CJC Logo Wall located at the front entrance of the Silks Pavilion. Judges: Natalie Taylor and Darrin Walker.


  • Lady of the Day
  • Millinery Award
  • Gold Class
  • Open Menswear

Thank you to our race sponsors Bugeja Earthmoving, Black Ivy Boutique, Niesar Painting, Carlton & United Breweries and Norlift.

Gates open 11am. General Admission $10 at the gate.

Melbourne Cup Lunch $130pp


  • Buffet luncheon
  • Super Crisp & Great Northern Original Draught beer, wine and champagne beverage package 12-5pm
  • Live horse racing and coverage of the Melbourne Cup races
  • Bookies and TAB facilities
  • Live music by Jam
  • Gate Entry
  • Great sweepstake prizes
  • Fashions on the Field
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Cocktail Party SOLD OUT


  • Cocktail food
  • Super Crisp & Great Northern Original Draught beer, wine and champagne beverage package 12noon – 5pm
  • Located in the air-conditioned Winning Post Bar
  • Live horse racing and coverage of the Melbourne Cup races
  • TAB facilities from 12 noon
  • Gate Entry
  • Live Music by Ray Danes

Cocktail Party Menu

  • Antipasto Food Station
  • Duck and Plum Spring Rolls served in noodle boxes with Vietnamese noodle salad with sweet sesame and coriander dressing with peanuts
  • Arancini Balls filled with baby spinach, mushroom, semi dried tomatoes and feta cheese and served with aioli
  • Crumbed Camembert Cheese served with wild berry couli
  • Japanese Sushi – large Variety of mixed sushi served with soy, wasabi and pickled ginger
  • Marinated Chicken skewers with capsicum, Spanish onion and served with spicy satay sauce
  • Coconut crumbed prawns served with sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • Char sui Pork Sliders served with Asian sesame slaw
  • Heineken battered Local Caught mackerel served in chip cups with lemon and aioli
  • Selection of Mixed pies and sausage rolls served with tomato relish
  • A variety of Petite desserts

Buffet Lunch Menu

Antipasto Food Station

Served Chilled

  • Local Tableland rib fillet cooked medium rare
  • Whole roasted chicken marinated with lemon and thyme
  • Sliced Leg of ham served with selection of mustards and condiments

Served Hot

  • Selection of Roasted seasonal vegetables with rosemary
  • Pork belly boned and rolled and stuffed with thyme, dates , caraway and served with jus


  • Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad
  • Baby Spinach and Pine Nut Salad
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Desserts – Fresh tropical fruit platter and selection of petite desserts
  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    AJ Hackett Cairns
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    Cairns Colonial Club Logo
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