Giddy up, you guys, the Spring Racing Carnival is nearly here! You won’t want to miss being trackside for the four mammoth days hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club as it comes to a glamourous crescendo with the Canadian Club Melbourne Cup–can we get a yeehaw*!?
To whet your appetite, the Brisbane Racing Club has got your social calendar covered for the whole spring racing season. Yep, we’re talking: Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Derby Day. Get the girls together, splash out on that dress you’re eyeing off (like you needed an excuse), and head down to Doomben Race Course to immerse yourself in the truly electric atmosphere of the Spring Racing Carnival.
If you’re only here for Melbourne Cup, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered, too. Get frocked up with your friends and come along to racing’s (slash, the country’s) day of days, which, take it from us, is not one to be missed. Enjoy gorge-worthy food truck and drink offerings, such as pop-up wine bars. Yep, we’ll say it again: pop-up wine bars. Plural. Not to mention tunes, and good vibes provided by live entertainment all day long. Prepare yourself for the Papas + Pace Fashion on the Field, too—it’s the perfect excuse to fill up that online shopping basket and dress to impress. As if that wasn't enough fun, they'll even be doing pop-up pamper stations (for FREE) so you can get your make up touched up during the day.
If you’re here for actual racing, and not just a damn good time, you better believe that there will also be live racing on the track, too. And, of course, live action on the big screen. Plus, with DJs on hand after the race that stops the nation, is there really a question about where you’ll be spending this Melbourne Cup? Nope.
So, don’t beat around the bush, fire up the group chat and head swiftly to Brisbane Racing Club’s website to purchase tickets before you miss out. No one wants Melbourne Cup FOMO.
What: The Spring Racing Carnival at Brisbane Racing Club
When: Breast Cancer Network Australia Raceday: October 21, SUEZ Cox Plate Raceday: October 28, Padua College Derby Day: November 4 and the BIG ONE Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Day: November 7
Where: Doomben Racecourse
Get your tickets here
* or not, that’s fine.
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Image credit: images provided by Brisbane Racing Club.