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BBQ and British India: The Racing Event You Can’t Miss

By Bianca O'Neill - 18 Feb 2016

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day
Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Australia's finest BBQ, a live performance from alt-rockers British India, and drinks on the Summer Lawn? Sounds like the perfect day out to us... until you add a little Group 1 racing into the picture to sweeten the deal.

Blue Diamond Stakes Day delivers racing with a twist: not only is it all about relaxed style and friends and family, but this time around they’re bringing the ultimate BBQ to the lawn—with a menu that includes Robbins Island wagyu sliders, Cape Grim beef 36-hour brisket, Flinders Island salt grass lamb souvlaki, Borrowdale Free Range pork belly bahn mi, Skull Island prawns with smoked bone marrow, Saskia Beer free range Marrakech chicken and chicken burgers. Phew, that's the BBQ lineup to end all BBQ lineups!

If laid back lawn vibes are more your thing, you can grab a V.I.Picnic gourmet hamper stacked with cheese, artisan produce, quality meats from the best Australian producers, and gourmet dessert options—plus, your hamper includes a spot in the exclusive V.I.Picnic Precinct. Make sure you stick around at the track after you've had a flutter on the Group 1 racing and check out British India playing at 5.30pm. 

Coming with the family? Head to the new Summer Lawn bar and grab a cocktail or cider in the sun—just pull up a deckchair and keep the kids entertained with jumping castles, face painting, crafts and rides. 

If that doesn't sound like the perfect raceday to you, then we don't know what does. Shall I say it again? BBQ. Bands. Thoroughbreds. That's all you need on a Saturday, really.

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day kicks off at Caulfield on Saturday 27 February. To book now visit Ticketek, and for more information including a full list of all events, hospitality packages and all the other upcoming racedays check out the Relaxed Racing website.

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