First Look: The Spring Racing Calendar

First Look: The Spring Racing Calendar

Time to pop the champers

By Fiona Williams | 16th September 2020

If you’re itching to kick on the heels and get trackside, your chance to celebrate this year’s Spring Racing Carnival in Brisbane will be unlike anywhere else! Presented by Lexus, the Brisbane Racing Club’s (BRC) Spring Racing Carnival will bring Doomben Racecourse to life with plenty of colour, crowns and, of course, a winning cup!

In less than four weeks (and after the chaos of 2020), put your best foot forward across five race days, including live local races, the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Carnivals on super screens around the course, all-day entertainment and bespoke pop-up bars and eateries. The new Village Green precinct located on the public lawn will host an array of culinary delights, and a plethora of activations, including pop-up bars stocked with classic favourites and all-day entertainment. If you’ve got a group setting in mind (on this occasion, the more the merrier is encouraged), group bookings and corporate customers can design a function space trackside bespoke to their needs.

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We’ve got the scoop on all the trackside action and premium experiences coming soon so you can celebrate both responsibly, and ever-so stylishly:

XXXX Dry Queensland Cup Day | 10 October

For the first time ever, the Brisbane Spring Racing Carnival presented by Lexus will launch with Black-type racing right here in Brisbane! Accompanying the black-type racing on the Doomben track will be the major interstate meetings shown live on the big screen. Raise your drink and toast to spring racing in a relaxed atmosphere, with trackside all-day entertainment, eateries and pop-up bars.

Lexus Ladies’ Day | 17 October

Grab your glam squad for undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating (and fabulous) events of the carnival! Feel as though you’re in the heart of the action at the world’s richest turf race worth $15 million dollars, and the MRC Caulfield Cup at ATC Everest at Royal Randwick. Shown live on the big screens around the course, it’s the perfect day to spend with the gals. And, if that wasn’t enough to set your heart aflutter with excitement, experience the Fashions on the Field, stylish pop-up bars, eateries and unforgettable entertainment.

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Sky Racing Cox Plate Day | 24 October

Spring may be known for being easy breezy, but one day takes the cake for the most thrilling and that’s Cox Plate! Via the big screens, the 100th running of the Cox Plate will be accompanied by a thrilling 10-race card on the Doomben track. Enjoy an energetic trackside atmosphere with all-day entertainment, bespoke pop-up bars and delectable eateries.

Moët & Chandon Derby Day | 31 October

Basking in traditional black and white threads, the utmost luxury is showcased on the Moët & Chandon Derby Day. One of the most prestigious and elegant days of spring racing, racegoers can view the live Melbourne coverage. The thrill from the track and super screen will spill out onto the grounds with fashion, gastronomy and entertainment to get the heart racing.

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Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Day | 3 November

The pièce de résistance of the carnival is undoubtedly the Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Day – the most unmissable event of them all! All eyes at Doomben will be on the super screens as the 8-million-dollar race that stops a nation is shown around the course with cheer and delight!

With COVID-19 restrictions currently requiring everyone to be seated, there will no doubt be a high demand for tickets and hospitality packages. However, no matter the occasion, BRC will have a package for every budget.

From a casual celebration with friends to a premium race day function, there’s something for everyone on course at this unmissable spring carnival!

Tickets and hospitality packages are on sale now here.

Know your limits – drink and gamble responsibly. 


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Article by Fiona Williams

Fiona is a Journalist and Food Writer who grew up in Adelaide. From Sydney to Brisbane to Canberra and now back to Brisbane, she now calls our wonderful city home. She’s a beauty fanatic obsessed with rose hip oil and she’s definitely made up of at least 80% dry shampoo. A lifelong campaigner against the word ‘good’, Fi (as she likes to be called) loves nothing more than using juicy adjectives and putting honey in her tea.


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