Post-race Royal Calcutta
Have a post-Berrigan Cup flutter at The Royal Hotel this Sunday.
Enjoy a snag or two in the best beer garden in Berrigan, and support the Berrigan Cricket Club by attending this year’s Melbourne Cup Calcutta.
Raffle tickets for the Calcutta can be prepurchased from Berrigan Bakehouse, Bizzy Sizzors, The Blue Door Cafe´, CRT, Dawmac, Berrigan Sports Club and The Royal Hotel, or up until 2pm on the day at the hotel.
Doors open at The Royal from 11am, with the barbecue from noon. Any enquiries or bookings welcome on 5885 2064.
How does the Melbourne Cup Calcutta work?
Every raffle ticket you buy improves your chance of being drawn as a temporary ‘owner’ of a horse.
On the day of the Calcutta, all the raffle tickets purchased are put in a barrel and all names drawn have a horse drawn from another.
All horses are then up for auction in a sweep-style process. The owner will get half the winning bid, with the remainder going into a prize pool.
Of course, you can bid for your own horse knowing that you are only paying half the price.
After the last horse is auctioned, the prize pool is worked out, with a certain percentage for first, second, third and last.