For those who can’t be at Flemington, the Sheraton Mirage promises the next best thing. Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style at the Mirage Country Club with a special Melbourne Cup Day menu created by chef Klaus Keller, with the freshest of flavours including seafood, salads, poultry, tropical fruits and desserts. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day with the Omid Master Band playing between races, the calcutta horse auction, sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed lady, best dressed couple, best hat and best shoes. One lucky guest will win two tickets to the 2012 Sheraton Solar Eclipse Party on November 13 when the lucky prize is drawn at the close of the races. Tickets are priced at $89 per head including beverages, from 12pm - 4p m. Call 4099 5888 for bookings or further information.