The Spring Racing Carnival is arguably one of the most exciting times of the year. With the fashion, food, social experience and the best from the racing scene, The Geelong Cup a winning day out for everyone.
If you back a winner or not, this is the horse race that has you eating mouthwatering foods (those hot salty chips for example) and enjoying world class drinks with the numerous bars and food vendors around the venue..
Whether you’re a seasoned punter, or you are just tempted to try your luck on the stallions, it’s nice to see your winning horse thunder across the finish line leading the pack – and possibly see you sharing a prize pool of $300,000.
Another spectacle worth your attention is the Fashions On the Field. Each year the competition sees hundreds of glammed up entrants strut their stuff on the catwalk. If you consider yourself a bit of a fashion guru, this one might be worth the short walk on stage.
If you’re looking for a good time alongside the best odds, a track side marquee is the perfect way to soak up the track side atmosphere. We rounded up a few of the marquees on offer.
The Aviary Marquee: Set up inside the exclusive Roseview enclosure, this boutique marquee is ‘the’ place to be where you will rub shoulders with celebrities, and mingle with the region’s top business people and fashionista’s like a seasoned cup carnival VIP. This one gets you access to a stunning springtime buffet, a beer and wine package, pamper zone, private toilets and your very own dance floor. If you’re in for the long haul, you also get transfers and entry to the official ‘Aviary After Party at CQ’.
The Parade Marquee: This one is for corporates, with a delicious three course sit down luncheon, celebrity host and prime views of the Home Straight. Joined by Nicky Buckley and Simon Marshall, this will be a day of dining, racing and networking, with access to private betting facilities.
The Sporting Globe Beer Garden: Ideal for the party animals, this one is hosted by Campbell Brown and features a PIMM’s cocktail bar, live music by DJ Torren Foot and entry to the Official After Party at the Sporting Globe – with free bus transport. There is also a burger bar, salad lunch and drink card which gets you three standard drinks and two PIMM’s cocktails.
If a marquee isn’t quite your thing, round up your crew and book your own private Market Umbrella, or pack your own nibbles and grab a spot on the grass for a real win for the day.
Dust off your suits, pop on your flower crowns and make the most of the race day antics.
When and Where: Geelong Racing Club, East Geelong – October 19