We can all practically smell the cold, soulless misery that is Melbourne in winter, so we’ve tracked down the best way to slap that bad boy right into next week with the delicious Summer Lawn Bar.
The Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day, presented by the Melbourne Racing Club, is the mac-daddy race day event on the 2017 Mornington Racecourse calendar. It’ll be headlined by the Listed Ladbrokes Mornington Cup, which has a winning prize of $300,000—which is coincidentally how much money I’ll be spending on G&Ts at the Summer Lawn Bar.
The most important event of the day (neigh, the whole Autumn Racing calendar), however, will be the Style Stakes where the racing fashionistas can trot their stuff on the horsewalk (too much?) for their chance to win a $1,000 voucher—which is coincidentally how much my phone bill will cost after I use 367GB of data Snapchatting all the sweet things I get to do/eat/drink/hear/see/accidentally-trip-over that day.
In addition to some horsey/human competitive fun, there’ll also be the much-loved (and previously mentioned/worshipped) Summer Lawn Bar where you can get elbow-deep in delicious drinks, the Garden Bar with hawker-style food stalls, a baby animal farm, face painting and a jumping castle (all obviously for the grown ups, back off kiddies).
For more info on how to have the best day of your life at the races, visit the official Melbourne Racing Club website.
What: Ladbrokes Mornington Cup
When: Saturday 25 March
Where: Mornington Racecourse
How: Get tickets here
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