The spring racing season is upon us, which means it’s time to get your tickets to the latest events and on-field fashion sorted. The Spring Carnival at Morphettville kicks off October 8, with some of the hottest events, experiences and luncheons happening at the premier racecourse.
Guinness on Guineas Irish Spring Fling Day | October 8
If you’re partial to a pint of Guinness, this is the race day for you. The Guinness of Guineas Irish Spring Fling is a jam-packed day featuring luxe long lunches, a ‘spring fling’ party, pints of the Irish brew and more.
With two luncheon experiences to choose from, enjoy an afternoon at Restaurant 1873 overlooking the finishing straight and Winning Post. Or, see if you’re as lucky as a leprechaun at the Irish Spring Fling Party in the Diva Lounge. A ticket to the event – hosted on the ground floor of the grandstand – includes a five-hour drink package, a food voucher and access to betting facilities. General admission tickets cost $30, and gates open at 11am.
The Everest & Caulfield Cup Day | October 15
The second thrilling event in the spring calendar combines two of the largest racing events of the season. Watch The Everest live from Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse on the big screen and experience the excitement of the “world’s richest race on turf” – the prize money standing at an astonishing $15M. Then, catch the prestigious Group 1 Caulfield Cup streamed live from Melbourne. Some of the best South Australian racing will also be happening.
The first-class racing events are paired with a range of premium hospitality packages perfect for punters searching to enjoy the day in style. Celebrate at the CC Giddy Up Club, close to the action of the racing track or unwind at The Stables with a luxe two-course lunch experience overlooking the Mounting Yard.
Cox Plate Day | October 22
The Cox Plate Day is one of the best springtime race events, welcoming the warmer weather while showcasing exceptional interstate racing live on the big screen. Enjoy local produce platters and SA wine amongst good company, or try your luck on the biggest race day in Moonee Valley.
Book the VIP section at the CC Giddy Up Club and enjoy a four-hour drinks package (including Canadian Club), a cheese platter and a private booth close to the track action. The race day fun begins at 11am.
Victoria Derby & Golden Eagle Day | October 29
The spring races are renowned for their on-field style, with the VIC Derby and Golden Eagle Day at the Morphettville racecourse a day of flair, fashion and fun. Dress to the nines in your best black-and-white style and enjoy a day of racing entertainment.
Sydney’s Golden Eagle and the prestigious VIC Derby will be streamed to the big screens, with local racing also taking place on the day. Settle in for one of the most fashionable days in the spring calendar, and enjoy the best Morphettville has to offer.
Experiences on the day include a premium luncheon at Restaurant 1873, the CC Giddy Up Club (and its VIP booths), or access to the perfect viewing spot for track action at the Diva Lounge.
Melbourne Cup Day | November 1
Experience the magic of the race that stops the nation at Morphetville’s Melbourne Cup Day, streaming the famed race live from Flemington. Enjoy a day of thrilling live racing, participate in the sweepstake and try your luck on a horse in the nation’s most historic race event.
The prestigious event is matched with several luxury hospitality packages, helping you enjoy Melbourne Cup Day in style. Toast the day with a glass of GH Mumm champagne at the Morphettville Champagne on the Lawns event. The premium event is in prime position for racing action and includes a five-hour drinks package (including GH Mumm), roving canapés and live entertainment.
Stakes Day | November 5
The final race in the spring calendar arrives as we begin to gear up for the holiday season and the weather warms up. End the Spring Carnival on a high with the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes streamed on the big screen at Morphettville Racecourse, with live local racing taking place throughout the day.
This final spring event sets the tone for the end-of-year festivities and is the perfect opportunity for corporate celebrations looking to beat the busy December period. Dress to impress in your on-field fashion, book a private suite or long lunch and soak up the thrilling race action.