Post-race Royal Cal­cutta

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

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.

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