Spring racing season is upon us and we’re off and racing towards the race that stops a nation. Check out our list of places to get to on race day!
Melbourne Cup – Thoroughbred Park
Spring Racing is back and no doubt the TAB Melbourne Cup at Thoroughbred Park will be a race carnival to remember. The first Tuesday of November (Tuesday 5 November) is highly anticipated every year; thoroughbreds race around the track and bring the biggest day of local racing and the nation stops at 3pm, holding their breath and hoping they hedged their bets on the front-runner. Gates open at 10.30am with local race giddyup by 11.15am. Watch the iconic TAB Melbourne Cup in Flemington from the big screen at Thoroughbred Park, while having a punt on a local horse too.
Melbourne Cup 2019 – The Duxton: The Duxton in conjunction with Moet Chandon and Peroni brings you Melbourne Cup 2019. Join us for the first Tuesday in November for a day of free-flowing Champagne and a 4-course lunch as we party well into the night! The Duxton offers TAB facilities for punters, along with plenty of screens to catch the race live and loud.
Unofficial Melbourne Cup after party – Bad Betti’s: Rest your feet after the track and head to the Foreshore to kick start the party! For those who don’t take the Melbourne Cup too seriously but just want to party, we have the unofficial Melbourne Cup party for you! Party starts at 4 PM, free entry, $6 Smirnoff.
Melbourne Cup Party – Lighthouse Pub: Come down to the Lighty from 12-3 PM and take advantage of the Melbourne Cup packages available! We have drinks, TAB facilities, races on the big screen and all the ingredients for an awesome day off work. Party indoors or in the beer garden, it’s going to be a cracker of a day at The Lighthouse.
Melbourne Cup packages available to suit small or big parties, enquire 6253 0390.
Cocktails & Frocktails – First Edition: Don’t have the time to nip down to Flemington for this year’s spring racing carnival? Well, there’s no need with First Edition’s Melbourne Cup extravaganza: Cocktails and Frocktails. Enjoy our 3-course feasting menu while you watch the race that stops the nation on multiple large LCD TV screens live from Flemington, 12:30 – 3:30 PM.
Melbourne Cup Day – Walt & Burley: Wear your best frocks and giddy up to Walt and Burley for the race that stops the nation! Take in the sweeping panoramic views of the Foreshore as you cheer on the race live from Flemington while enjoying the two packages options available, 11:00 – 11:00 PM.
The vibration that stops the nation – Melbourne Cup 2019 – Hopscotch: Looking for something a little more exciting than champagne and canapés this Melbourne Cup? You have come to the right place! The return of Hopscotch’s most prestigious race meet – the Cox Plate is coming to you live from the beer garden, Tuesday 5 November. Racing 3-year-old dildos and above over a short turfed distance of 8 feet, this is one you don’t want to miss! 12:00 – 9:30 PM, free entry.
The lunch that stops the Nation – Monster Kitchen and Bar: Pull up a seat at Monster’s race-winning Melbourne Cup event of indulgence and style. Guests can expect Moet and canapés on arrival, 2-course mains, shared cheese and petit dessert platter, 2-hour drink package and big screens to watch the race from comfort, 12:30 – 3:30 PM.
Get a Little Racey at QT Canberra: Celebrate at QT’s famous feasting lunch or cocktail Garden Party, each with a 3 hr beverage package included. QT Canberra’s ground floor will transform with live music, pop-up bars, fashions on the field, lawn games, sweeps, photo walls, plenty of champagne and TV screens.
Tipsy Tea at White Rabbit: White Rabbit Cocktail Room is hosting a Tipsy Tea at the Races for Melbourne Cup! We’ve got a new menu with delicious sweet and savoury bites and a list of cocktails to choose from for every course! Throw on your best frock and join us in Wonderland for the most exciting race of the year! Bookings essential.
Call 6257 7779 to book.
Melbourne Cup Celebration Luncheon – National Press Club: Enjoy Melbourne Cup Day in style with a whole day of race excitement including drinks, luncheons and after party fun! Start your day from 11am – 12 noon where VIP Exclusive Drinks and Canapés will be held pre lunch. A buffet luncheon will be held in the National Room from 12 – 4pm with big screens, door prizes and prizes for best dressed. Kick on for some after party fun from 4 – 7pm in the Club Lounge with a singer/guitarist and Chicago Charles taking the stage.
Book now here or call 6121 2199.