Along with spring, racing season has sprung in Perth, which means it’s time to bust out your race day best—and get ready to sip a whole lot of champers.
We’ve teamed up with Perth Racing to get all the goss about the Ascot Racing Carnival and what’s in store for you lucky ducks this spring, and let us just say it’s going to be a cracker of a season.
From fancy champagne in the new Mumm Champagne Garden, gourmet picnics and fashions on the field, to beer gardens and all of the Melbourne Cup action, here’s every event you and your squad should know about (and get tickets to) this spring.
Kick Off Spring The Best Way We Know How
Crown Perth Opening Day, Saturday 21 October
Launch into the season of spring racing with fashion, pop-up bars and fine dining at the Crown Perth Opening Day. Don your best frock and enter into the MYER Fashions On The Field for your chance to score a trip for two to Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse to represent WA in the national finals (do us proud). If you’d prefer to chill out with gourmet foods and even better booze, then why not try a picnic? Either way, Ascot is the place to be!
Look out for: The Group 3 $150,000 Northerly Stakes
Celebrate The Race That Stops The Nation In Style
Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 7 November
If you haven’t experienced the Melbourne Cup Day revelry at Ascot, you’re doing something seriously wrong with your life. There are a whole bunch of experiences to choose from, including The Sterling Room at The Green which gets you a three-course lunch and primo drinks package, as well as access to fashion parades, live music and entertainment all from the comfort of your trackside marquee. If you’re looking for a day of casual trackside fun The Vineyard at The Green has your name all over it with live food stations, drinks and light entertainment. Why not take the day off work and enjoy live racing all day long!
Look out for: The $100,000 Burgess Queen Stakes
Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Picnics And Champers With The Girls
Champion Fillies Day, Saturday 18 November
Who doesn’t love a day out with the girls? The Champion Fillies Day provides the perfect setting with complimentary treats, including a flower crown station and pamper lounge, spring fashions, canapes and bubbles, of course! Get tickets to Fillies on the Deck for a cocktail lunch or purchase a Picnic at Ascot package which includes a gourmet picnic hamper, drink vouchers, a cosy picnic blanket and tables and chairs which you’ll enjoy from a nice, shady trackside possie. Either way, you’re in for a fun day with your best gal pals.
Look out for: The WA Champion Fillies Stakes
Cash Your Cheques And End November On A High
James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes Day, Saturday 25 November
Part of the 2017 TABtouch Masters, James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes Day is your ticket to betting, beer and mystery musician fun. Be sure to book into James Boag’s Premium Beer Garden for cocktails, ice cold beer, tunes on the lawn and the best vantage point for the big race. Once all bets are placed and (hopefully) won, kick on and enjoy good times with headline DJs playing centre stage.
Look out for: The $1,000,000 James Boag’s-Premium Railway Stakes
For all the details and to book your tickets, head here before the horses have left the station!
Image credit: Louise Coghill
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