It’s that time of year again when the Spring Racing Carnival rolls around for ten weeks of world-class racing, and incredible fashion! When the intriguing names of ‘horses to watch’ are on the tip of everyone’s tongues, and fancy fascinators and frocks are the go-to look in fashion.
Kicking off mid October, the hottest tickets in Sydney are the Australia Turf Club races held in venues around town including Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens. There are 23 group races and a prize pool of over $23 million.
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach is a popular choice for those who enjoy the festival atmosphere and enjoy a flutter, as the closest and most accessible hotel to the Royal Randwick venue– only a short cab journey, or 15-minute M50 bus ride away.
Highlights in the Spring Racing calendar include:
Saturday 14 October
The TAB Everest – the world’s richest turf race
A debut event, set to be Australia’s most anticipated and biggest racing event with the world’s best thoroughbred sprinters, trainers, jockeys and industry legends. The $10 million sprint race will enjoy some impressive entertainment during the day, including a special guest performance by multi-platinum recording artist, Jason Derulo, after the last race.
Saturday 21 October
City Tattersall’s Club Cup Day
An exciting day at the races, considered the party day at the track. There is live entertainment all day with DJs, themed bars and Group and Listed races throughout the day.
Saturday 28 October
Cox Plate Race Day
If you can’t get to Melbourne – this is the next best place. All the live action from Melbourne is broadcast, including the Cox Plate race. On the day there will be themed bars, food stalls and live entertainment.
Saturday 4 November
Derby Day Race Day
Derby Day is the traditional black and white dress day. Catch all the live racing action from Flemington as Rosehill puts on an exciting display to celebrate the day.
Tuesday 7 November
It’s called the ‘race that stops a nation’ as all of Australia stops to watch the winning horse cross the line in this world-famous racing event.
Saturday 18 November
Girls Day Out
There is no better destination than Coogee in the springtime! Grab the girls and celebrate the country’s ‘cheekiest race day’ as it is known. There’s pop-up bars, bubbles galore, live entertainment and many surprises for the ladies on the day.
Time your Coogee Beach visit and contact our friendly team on +61 2 9315 7600 or at [email protected]
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