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Why go?

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unparalleled multi-day celebration of world class thoroughbred racing, glamorous fashions and fine food and wine in a truly exhilarating atmosphere. There’s nothing like being amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience this unique event.

Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day along with other key racedays, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year.

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the focus of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with flamboyant fashion and outrageous ensembles. However, at 3pm all the attention is centered on the race track for one of the world’s richest horse races. The excitement slowly builds to fever pitch when everything at the track comes to a stop for 200 heart-pounding seconds.

The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne buzzes with energy with plenty of events and entertainment in the lead up to the big day. Be swept up in the excitement of this spectacular thoroughbred racing carnival and the largest outdoor fashion event in Australia!

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The Precinct*

Immerse yourself in the race day vibe and enjoy a prime position trackside close to all the action!  This open air facility is located on the East Lawn in front of the Parade Ring and adjacent to the Birdcage.  The Precinct features outdoor furniture and market umbrellas, super screens, gourmet food outlets, betting facilities and bookmaker. Enjoy roaming live entertainment between races. Seating is unreserved. Also includes access to general public areas.
 
The Precinct with reserved Precinct Grandstand seating*
 
Upgrade your Precinct ticket to include a reserved seat in the purpose built Precinct Grandstand, with elevated views of the racing.  
 
Lawn Stand*
 
Enjoy the Melbourne Cup Carnival from the comfort of a reserved seat in the Lawn Grandstand, located underneath the Hill Stand. The Lawn Grandstand has prime position opposite the winning post with spectacular views. Also includes access to general public areas. 

 

Saintly Place*

Saintly Place is located under the Lawn Stand and is indoors, behind glass and air conditioned. Patrons may need to stand to see races. Also includes access to general public areas.
 
 
Hill Stand tickets for 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day are only available when purchased in conjunction with another raceday that features in the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
 
Looking for something a little bit special? Indulge yourself and check out our hospitality options!
 
* Specific seat numbers can not be requested.
 

 

 

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Hospitality

Looking for something special for your raceday experience? Want to live it up a little or indulge in all day gourmet dining? Ask us about hospitality options which include racecourse admission, racebook, a beverage package (including a selection of red and white wines, sparkling wine, light and heavy beers and soft drinks), cash bar for spirits and imported beverages, access to private betting facilities and bookmaker and even more extras.

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