There’s something quintessentially Australian about heading to the races in spring and a must-attend event on the local calendar is the tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day.
The event, held at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park, is one of the biggest social occasions of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionistas alike, who gather to watch the Flemington race on the big screen amidst the atmosphere and excitement of local race events.
Fashions on the Field will be run on the day with great prizes, providing the perfect opportunity for you to “release your inner show pony”.
From picnics to corporate entertaining, the iconic tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day is a great chance to entertain guests, socialize with friends and work colleagues or network with clients.
If you’re heading to Canberra for the races, or fancy yourself a little spring staycation, Abode Gungahlin boasts comfortable group-friendly apartment style accommodation, only 10 minutes from Thoroughbred Park. Featuring free WiFi, free secure parking, fully equipped in-room laundry and kitchen facilities and Abode Pantry Online, you can have celebratory beverages delivered direct to your door while your prep for the big day ahead. Book your stay at Abode Gungahlin here.
2017 tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day
7 November 2017
1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham
Entry is free for current Canberra Racing Club Members, Adults $25, Aged Pensioners $5, Children under 18y/o can also enter free but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more information, head to thoroughbredpark.com.au