The TAB Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista’s alike, so we’ve put together the perfect guide for you to make the most of this race season.
9:00: Treat yourself to a sleep in this morning, you’ve got a big day ahead. Enjoy a fresh coffee from the comfort of your room thanks to our in room coffee facilities.
10:00: It’s time to head to the track! ACTION buses are running a free shuttle to and from the City bus station, or you can enjoy a private Taxi or Uber that will take you directly to Thoroughbred Park.
11:00: Enjoy a glass of orange juice and champagne, as you mingle with fellow racegoers and keep a close eye on the best fashions of the day. This is also a great chance to get to know the horses that will be racing and place your bets.
12:00: Retire to a private marquee or enjoy dining in the main area before the races start. This is a great opportunity to mingle, and keep an eye out for any celebrity appearances.
2:00pm: It’s ten minutes before your race; time to head to the stands to get a good view of your winner (hopefully!)
4:00pm: Whether you’re jumping for joy or crying into your Pimms, don’t miss the chance to see the jockeys being interviewed at the winner’s enclosure.
5:00pm: After the race is finished, continue the celebrations at a private marquee, or head into town where you’ll run into plenty of other race goers ready to continue the after party.
6:30pm: It’s time to call it a day, heels in hand, and head back to the hotel; where we promise to have your room perfected by the time you return.
A short 8 minute drive to the racetrack, Abode Gungahlin is the perfect way to enjoy your race day. Book your stay at Abode Gungahlin here.
Tickets to the Melbourne cup race day are available here.