Once October hits the Spring Racing Carnival is well and truly underway and this month is packed with quality racing, fashion, food and entertainment.
Victorians are set for an absolute treat with a double dose of one and only, Winx who blitzed the Seppelt Turnbull Stakes at Flemington for her twenty-first consecutive win, and is now eyeing off a return to The Valley for her third tilt at the Ladbrokes Cox Plate later in the month. Will Winx become only the second horse in history to win three consecutive W.S Cox Plates?
October also sees the the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival kick-off – an unmissable two weeks which attracts world-class horses, celebrities, fashion and dining experiences.
And if that didn’t sound like enough excitement, in amongst all this action is a stellar line up of country cups – Murtoa, Bairnsdale, Cranbourne, Avoca, Seymour, Sale, St. Arnaud, Hamilton and an incredible 100 years at Manangatang, all offering a range of marquees, track-side entertainment and free kids activities.
Get an insight to a potential Melbourne Cup winner at the Geelong Cup, which has produced three Melbourne Cup winners in the same year including Media Puzzle (2002), Dunaden (2010) and Americain (2011).
So, as you can see, October really takes the Spring Racing Carnival to another level. Which raceday has your name on it?
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The Precinct offers electric atmosphere and trackside location to match. The Precinct will put you right in the heart of all the action at Flemington.
The Local is where delicious street food meets the atmosphere of your local pub. Evoke all that you love about 'your local' and Spring Carnival Racing.
Led by world-renowned Chef Teage Ezard and award-winning Head Chef Jarrod Di Blasi will be serving up a storm at Caulfield this Spring.
New to The Valley this season - get the ultimate grill experience on-course with a premium food offering and trackside views to match.
Celebrate the start of Spring in style and treat yourself to a delicious buffet and savoury luncheon at Flemington Racecourse
Renowned for having one of the most sought after positions on a racetrack anywhere in the world, an unforgettable experience awaits at Flemington.
Located along the home straight at The Valley, you will be just metres away from the world’s best.
The Black Caviar restaurant is where exquisite dining and racing combine for the ultimate day of racing at Caulfield
Australian Rockers, The Temper Trap will perform live at this year's Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Days on Saturday 14 October.
Iconic Australian DJ, Grant Smillie returns to Australia in October to perform live at this year's BMW Caulfield Cup on Saturday 21st October.
Bendigo's famous Beach Party Race day features Hawaiian shirts, bikinis, sombrero hats, inflatable flamingos and International DJ, Joel Fletcher.
Sydney three-piece and Britpop-influenced DMA's headline a dreamy AAMI Victoria Derby Day on November 4.
Armed with bossy beats, high heels and a swag of tracks that’ve taken her to international status, Tkay Maidza will also feature on AAMI Victoria Derby Day
Global phenomenon Hot Dub Time Machine will have toes tapping on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day with a modern-day dance party twist.
Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday November 9 is headlined by Indie rocker and festival favourites, San Cisco.
The fun continues on Oaks Day as The Preatures take to the stage, whose front-woman Isabella ‘Izzi’ Mandredi is a perfect staple for Ladies Day.
Kennedy Oaks Day's mammoth lineup is rounded out with Bag Raiders, who’ll bring their energy to the stage with electronic anthems.
Accessible by General Admission ticket holders, the Carlton Draught front bar is where entertainment, bars and live racing action come alive.
The Valley Precinct will be where racing and entertainment collide to deliver the hottest ticket this racing season in one of the best locations on track.
Following the great success of The Park in 2016, the fun and frivolity of this family friendly area will be open to all guests at the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
An institution for Ballarat Cup racegoers, The Hot House includes beverages, DJs and food trucks, as well as a ticket to the after party.
Bendigo Cup's biggest party - Sidetrack'd includes spirits, cocktails, finger food and a huge lineup of DJ's to create a festival atmosphere.
With 26 Country Cups on offer throughout the Spring Racing Carnival, a day out at the Country Races is perfect for all ages and all different group sizes.
During Spring, the Country Races is a hive of activity. Ranging from Fashions on the Field, Kids Activities and Live Entertainment - you can get up close to the excitement of the mounting yard, perch up at winning post to see your favourite horse cross the line, immerse yourself in the iconic bookies ring or simply browse behind the scenes in the stalls to see our equine stars and their strappers prepare for the race!
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