Spring Racing Carnival

Festivals and Celebrations Sporting Events

2 Sep 2017 to 25 Nov 2017

Anticipation and excitement fill the air.

Farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a bounce in their step and glint in their eye. Dreams become a reality.

The Spring Racing Carnival has the racing that matters, where reputations are carved and legends are born. Stablehands rise with the sun and jockeys are motivated to push the boundaries of endurance. Trainers work relentlessly around the clock, preparing their horses for the big day.

Amongst the fashion, food and social experience, the Spring Racing Carnival is the ultimate racing period for Group one thoroughbred racing in Australia. The event draws in the best from the international racing scene, all vying for the prestige of winning the major events including the BMW Caulfield Cup, William Hill Cox Plate and the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

This is Australia’s greatest get together; it’s an opportunity for old friends to meet and new ones to form, to eat delicious, mouthwatering food and enjoy world class drinks. Soak up the atmosphere and witness the world’s best at the pinnacle of horse racing in Australia.


Bar Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Major Events Non Smoking Parents Room Public Telephone Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Sports Wheelchair access

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Atlantis Hotel

Atlantis Hotel


View from one of the Deluxe Apartments

Harbour Escape Apartments Docklands

Docklands, Melbourne


Vibe Hotel Carlton Melbourne

Parkville, Melbourne

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