While the summer days may be slowly slipping away, that’s no excuse to retreat indoors just yet because we’ve found an unmissable soirée to see off the warm weather. We’re talking a pink gin pop-up bar, beach club-inspired digs and a spot of classic sporting in the form of some serious adrenaline-pumping racing.
Clear your calendars because on Saturday, March 14, Melbourne Racing Club are kicking things up a notch with The All-Star Mile—the only race in Australia where you, the spectators, get to choose the horses that run. What’s more, by attending the day and registering, you can be in with a chance to win your slice of $500,000*. Yes, please.
But that’s not all, the blissful Beach Pavilion is back for its last show of the season. Inspired by the classic Aussie beach clubs, its sun-drenched deck, expansive views of the racecourse and modern, relaxing interior makes it the perfect base for race day.
You’ll be sorted for creative summer tipples with a Pink Gin Bar popping up on the day, slinging sips like pink gin rosé sangria, premium pink spritz and a selection of wine, beer and cider to keep your thirst at bay all day long. Opt for The Distillery package which includes admission, a complimentary cocktail and live entertainment—winning.
There’s also no shortage of decent eats on the day. The Pavilion and The Distillery are serving up a mouth-watering grazing menu available for purchase, which is sure to make your tastebuds tingle—think Hibachi-grilled fresh seafood like king prawns and mussels, or beer-battered fish and chips with house-made tartare. But if you would rather opt for a lavish dining experience, get around a decadent four-course luncheon at Black Caviar Restaurant, boasting expansive views and elegant dishes.
What are you waiting for? Rally the crew, suit up and slip on your finest frock because race day is ready for you.
What: The All-Star Mile
When: Saturday, March 14
Where: Caulfield Racecourse
Price: The Distillery (public) $69, The Distillery (Members) $39, General Admission $30
Click here to book tickets.
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