2019 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an ‘out of this world’ combination of first-class racing, larger than life fashion, fun, and history with an esteemed place in Australian culture. A truly magnificent event that gives every racegoer an opportunity to experience an unforgettable week of style, fashion and fun, Flemington is the most glamorous playground in the world. Nothing beats the exhilaration and excitement of being amongst the crowd during the celebration that stops a nation™.
AAMI VICTORIA DERBY DAY
Saturday 2 November
Regarded as one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, AAMI Victoria Derby Day features a card of nine Group races, four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby, worth over A$1.5 million, is Australia’s premier staying classic for three-year-olds. Off the track, the fashion stakes are equally as high with the commencement of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition. The striking elegance of AAMI Victoria Derby Day sets the benchmark for the entire racing week. Traditionally, black and white has been the prominent colour scheme for ladies, while gentlemen often choose to wear a grey morning suit and top hat, creating classic racing elegance in a larger than life world of glamour and sophistication.
LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP DAY
Tuesday 5 November
The Lexus Melbourne Cup is the crowning glory and focal point for the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There’s nothing like being amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to truly experience this spectacular event. The excitement slowly builds to its 3pm fever pitch when the nation draws to a halt for 200 heart-pounding seconds. While a racing event at its core, Cup Day transcends traditional sporting events with the combination of sport, fashion, celebrity and entertainment. With a reputation for fashion and a penchant for drama, it is the day to make your strongest fashion statement with an exotic or outrageous ensemble that matches the scale and splendour of the event.
KENNEDY OAKS DAY
Thursday 7 November
The tradition of Kennedy Oaks Day is beauty, femininity, style and grace. It’s a day that the racegoer can embrace wonderment and escape the norm of a week day. Dressing up is not just for females. Men also take it up a notch, making it one of the best days of the year for men to dress up and have fun with fashion. Kennedy Oaks Day’s significance on the fashion calendar is further reinforced with the crowning of the Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear national winner. The racing highlight is the A$1 million Group 1 Kennedy Oaks, which will see the best three-year-old fillies battle for victory in the ultimate test of their staying credentials.
SEPPELT WINES STAKES DAY
Saturday 9 November
Friends, fun and the finale of Cup Week, Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is a day not to be missed. It’s a celebration of the week that’s just been, filled with quality racing, fashion and entertainment. Let your hair down and kick off your heels for a family friendly day out. The pace on-track doesn’t slow though with two Group 1 races. The illustrious A$2 million Group 1 Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes is the ultimate weight-for-age test for middle distance horses, while the A$1 million Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic will see some of the world’s fastest horses fly up Flemington straight. It’s also a big day for fashion’s future trendsetters with Stakes Day Fashions on the Field focusing on children and family. With a fun, friendly atmosphere, an abundance of free activities for children, as well as great racing, Seppelt Wines Stakes Day is the perfect way to finish Cup Week
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