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Adelaide Cup Gets Jazzed Up For A Bigger And Better 2017

With new food and drink options, sets from Miami Horror and Kristy Lee Peters, Adelaide Cup is sure to be a hit.

The UBET Adelaide Cup Day is set to go under a huge makeover this March! With the creation of a substantial new trackside entertainment enclosure featuring top-end South Australian food vans, premium cocktail bars and live music from leading Australian acts, it’s ideal for those of us who like a little something extra with our races.

Taking on the signature of ‘The Starting Gate’ – the sold-out pop-up precinct that was launched in 2015 – the new enclosure will undergo a major overhaul promising foodies, music lovers, scene-setters, racing enthusiasts and fashionistas the perfect Mad March playground on Monday, 13 March. The Starting Gate links fashion, food, bars and live entertainment, making it an ultimate event space, whether race-goers are looking for a relaxed lawn party with friends drinking cocktails, watching leading music acts, or experiencing the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing.

Popular McLaren Vale restaurant Pizzateca will deliver gourmet pizzas from a trackside pop-up pizza oven, alongside top-end South Australian food vans Daisy Burger, Sooki Lala and Feisty Filomena. While trendy coffee caravan The People vs Coffee will serve Espresso Martinis, among other beverages.

Premium cocktail bars include Mr Mixer and the famed Yellowglen Terrace, which for the first time will be open to all race-goers at the UBET Adelaide Cup. Within the new precinct there will also be betting facilities and a beauty bar with hair and beauty touch-ups for the ladies, and for the first time grooming services for the gentlemen, because everyone deserves to look snazzy.

In a major win for the UBET Adelaide Cup, Triple J presenter and DJ/ vocalist Kristy Lee Peters (KLP) and ARIA nominated Miami Horror (DJ Set) will take to the stage for the after-race concert.

In a coup for one of the day’s most popular events and fashionistas the Myer Fashions on the Field stage will move to The Starting Gate.

SAJC Marketing Brand Manager Luke Schapel said the new enclosure, sprawling across the trackside Derby Lawns, is a entertainment and social precinct is of a scale never seen at Morphettville before.

A ticket to the Starting Gate is $25 for adults, and is also open to all General Admission ticket holders to the 2017 UBET Adelaide Cup. The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is also offering all South Australian Jockey Club members and pre-purchased ticket holders free public transport on all Adelaide Metro networks to and from Morphettville Racecourse for the UBET Adelaide Cup.

WHAT: The 2017 UBET Adelaide Cup
WHEN: Monday 13 March 2017. Gates open at 10am.

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