Melbourne Cup Calcutta 2018

Asquith Bowling Club will be running a Calcutta this year for Melbourne Cup


The Calcutta will be held at the Asquith Bowling Club on Sunday 4th November at 3pm.


For “The Race that Stops the Nation” Asquith Bowling Club is bringing you some fun options to make the race even more exciting.


Calcutta Process:

  1. Purchase tickets to be in the draw for a horse.

Tickets are $2 each and are on sale from 8th October until the 2pm Sunday 4th November. Tickets are available from the office at the Asquith Bowling Club.  Get together with friends to form a syndicate or buy tickets for yourself.

  1. Come along to the Calcutta Event on Sunday 4th November at 3pm.

Tickets will be drawn and assigned to a horse – you must be there to accept your horse.

Once all tickets have been drawn, a live Auction occurs for each horse. Bid to win a horse you don’t have, or bid to keep your ticketed horse.

Once the auction has finished, the owners of the initial winning tickets assigned to each horse can either choose to walk away with a guaranteed 50% of the winning bid for your ticketed horse or if you have bided to keep your horse, you only have to pay 50% of the total bid.

Payment must be made there and then when the hammer falls.

If your horse is scratched you will be refunded your money.


Then Join us for all the action of the race LIVE on our Big Screen on Melbourne Cup Day to see if your horse won!

Better still, enjoy our Melbourne Cup Luncheon and you could win more prizes in the lead up to the main event.


Note: Winnings to be collected from 2pm Wednesday 7th November from the ABC Office.