Track tipple: All ready for the Lismore Cup are Lismore Turf Club bar team members (from left) David Henderson, of East Lismore, and James Doherty and Jimmy Hicks, both of Casino.
Track tipple: All ready for the Lismore Cup are Lismore Turf Club bar team members (from left) David Henderson, of East Lismore, and James Doherty and Jimmy Hicks, both of Casino. Jacklyn Wagner

Cup to go ahead despite drizzle

THE Lismore Cup is still expected to be on tomorrow. Despite the drizzle that has engulfed the Northern Rivers the message from the Lismore Turf Club is clear – come along and have a good time.

James Doherty, one of the bar staff, said preparations were progressing nicely.

“We’ve been flat out up here. We’ve worked 60 hours this week already,” he said.

“Come and have a ball. We’ve got live music well away from the race track, as well as the racing.”

The heavy lifting for bar staff reached massive proportions yesterday with the delivery of 60 kegs and 22 pallets of beer and wine.

While the drizzle is slowly sinking into the track, Mr Doherty admitted fashions on the field might be a little more suited to gumboots than stilettos.

“But there’s still some fashionable gumboots out there, isn’t there,” he chuckled.

Meanwhile, a large contingent of police and security staff will be on duty at the Turf Club and afterwards in the CBD to ensure that the event is safe for everyone.

Additional Highway Patrol police have been rostered on to monitor drink-driving.



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