Royal on 99 Roma Cup – could we become any more awesome?

17 November 2018

The annual superlative country race meeting in Roma (although our fame and awesomeness is not confined to the south west of Queensland) is on November 17 – the end of Spring Carnival, the beginning of Summer Holidays and always in the middle of dramatic weather conditions in western Queensland (if you don’t find us that spectacular, you will definitely be impressed by the 40C heat and the random resulting storms)

Roma Races experience in summary (detail will follow):

On Friday, there will be a Calcutta, with a guest speaker (tbc) at the Royal on 99.  Call the Pub for details (4622 1324) and we will put them up here as soon as we have them.

  • races  -(believe it or not, we have them), 8 on the day, broadcast on Sky channel around the globe, so your chance to wave to the rellies in South Sudan or our existing fan club in Central Africa, the land of big punters apparently)
  • camping – a swag, a van, a bus, a ute complete with blow up pool, pop up marquee and bbq is required equipment for the weekend.  We provide the paddock, the toilets, the showers (with hairdryer points and mirrors) and hope that you all can be good neighbours, not dance on our shed roofs, not play Amity Affliction on the car speakers at 2am and mostly keep your clothes on, respecting other residents. Please
  • tickets – we want you to pre-purchase, helps us with toilet allocation (no one wants to see anything bubbling out of the amenities), beverage supply and queues.  We also use tickets for our bars, which makes our service more efficient and gets you in and out of the bar queue quickly so you can watch those races (as if)
  • Gates open at 11am on race day but campground is open earlier in the week, from Thursday for  ticketed camping. Racing begins around 1pm
  • Track Party with all food and beverages supplied for the one ticket price during the day.   Members Marquee with air con, spirit pour and no drink tickets and finger food with best sausage sizzle in town.  Gate Entry will get you into the main concourse for the duration of the event, (1am Sunday morning)
  • Private marquees are available on request: 6 x4m space with 3 tables, 25 chairs, shared private bar, winning straight frontage and access to the Members marquee – $800 plus gst.  No gate entry included, catering available or bring your own, guests as you like (we like you to have a few of them but if you are keen to Nigel it in your own space, so be it – no Social Police, they have gone the same way as the Dress Police. Taking 5 at the bar) Please contact us to book.
  • Entertainment: (as if we need any with all of you coming along??) Apart from the sport, we will have plenty of colour and movement on the day.  At night, (ah, the post race party is legendary) there will be Route 33 (they have been practising Horses for you) and Caitlyn Shadbolt.

– Races of course, all afternoon with some of the best athletes in southern Queensland and northern NSW.

– Fashions on the Field. From around 3pm on the Main Stage.  An eclectic mix of class and bushie shenanigans.  Good prizes and guarantee of social media and mainstream media fame. Some sense of sartorial co-ordination required. The ladies competition is fierce.  It’s all About the Sash

— Watching the passing parade. All day, all night.

– Our signs, you will want to read our signs. Instructional AND entertaining

  • Go to tickets to get a better description of our packaged areas.
  • Go to our facebook and instagram pages to get the vibe and real information
  • Email us for further information.
  • If it makes you feel better, call us, we don’t mind. Much. 0409 898 623. There is only one of us on the end of the phone most of the time (no departments, no extensions, no fobbing you off to the admin assistant, just the one club secretary answering the phones, organising the flower arrangements, restocking toilet paper and stacking up on zipties and gaffer tape ……. don’t get me started ) so be patient.




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