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Town buzzing for Roma Cup

APN Australian Regional Media
APN Australian Regional Media Derek Barry

ROMA'S population has exploded this weekend and as travellers from near and far arrive to celebrate the much-anticipated Roma Cup.

All the local pubs, restaurants and hotels are packed out and there will be parties happening all around town.

Turf Club president Ranald Ferrier expects anywhere between 8000 and 10,000 at the cup with $135,000 prizemoney on offer making it the richest meet in western Queensland.

Events kicked off last night with Calcutta and Cocktail Party at the Explorers Inn. Legendary race caller Wayne Wilson presented a trophy to local race call guru Peter Flynn in honour of 40 years service to the industry.

Today the gates of the Cup open at 11am, with entries for Fashions on the Field opening at midday.

The first race starts  at 12.30pm with the Fashions on the Field finals an hour later.

The sixth race in the program, the Roma Cup, will start at 4:30pm so make sure you get a good spot by 4:15pm.

Jack's Back is slight favourite from local hope and last yar's winner Dancefloor Prodigy

The after-party at the inside track starts at 6pm and celebrations are expected to go until 2am.

For those nursing a sore head in the morning, there will be a recovery breakfast put on by the Roma Scouts from 6am.


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