Racing season is well underway here in Brisbane, and that can only mean one thing: Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is back, baby! You heard it here first folks, the much-anticipated carnival is back yet again and trust us, this is not the event to miss. Gather your pals, and start planning your #instaworthy outfits—our friends from the Brisbane Racing Club have oh-so-kindly given us the deets, and rest assured, you’re going to want to hit pause on your Netflix binge for this lineup.
This year we're being treated to four massive days packed full of the swankiest of food, drinks, fashion, racing, and entertainment. It's a no-brainer that you'll catch us there.
If the refreshments alone don’t tempt you, we’re sure the fashion will. For the glamorous guys and gals out there, the QueensPlaza Fashion on the Field Stage has some next-level prizes available, and we have a hot tip for you—dress like royalty if you want to nab them for yourself. There’s even an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of Australia’s most stylish, including Bachie’s Sam Frost, fitspo queen Steph Claire Smith, and rugby league's Beau Ryan.
Now, we can all agree that horse racing, fashion, and food are all important aspects of the carnival, but we have to admit we are secretly super pumped about the damned-good entertainment this year. To continue the party off the track, Aussie legend Shannon Noll will be belting some classics, along with the catchy pop tunes from Brisbane’s very own Sheppard! Sign.Us.Up! Like, pronto.
To kick-off the fun, the Kirin Doomben 10000 Day is on Saturday May 12, with the Hardy Brother Doomben Cup Day the following week on May 19—drinks galore! For all the fancy ladies out there, the Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day is on Saturday May 26, and for the grand finale, the UBET Stradbroke Day is on June 9 to conclude one amazing carnival. Our tip? Start planning now, tickets are expected to sell out fast to each and every event!
Here for the champagne vending machine?
Of course, you are. This little beauty will be popping up at the Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day held Saturday 26th—and there will even be a Moet inspired ice cream truck. Ugh, food gods, we love you.
Counteract the FOMO, and fire up the group chat—there’s no time to waste! Head to the Brisbane Racing Club’s website to secure your tickets now.
What: Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival
When: 12 May to 9 June
Where: Doomben Racecourse
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