Everything You Need To Know For Spring Racing Season!

Everything You Need To Know For Spring Racing Season!

The sound of hooves, the thrill of the crowd, flowers in full bloom, the greenest grass, champagne corks popping and a fabulously dressed crowd – it must be Spring Racing Carnival time.

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Fashion at The RacesThe sound of hooves, the thrill of the crowd, flowers in full bloom, the greenest grass, champagne corks popping and a fabulously dressed crowd – it must be Spring Racing Carnival time.

The South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) has officially launched the Spring Racing Carnival in South Australia with an exciting calendar of activity throughout the season and for the first time will host an after race concert on Melbourne Cup Day that’s sure to have Adelaide buzzing.

Following the conclusion of the races on the first Tuesday in November, Guy Sebastian and his band will perform an after race concert at Morphettville Racecourse. The concert will not be limited to those spending the day at Adelaide’s home of racing – patrons are encouraged to attend the concert at Morphettville following their day of celebration from wherever they may be across Adelaide

Guy SebastianBrenton Wilkinson, SAJC CEO said “we’re looking forward to an exciting carnival here at Morphettville. The highlight of course will be Melbourne Cup Day with the after race concert by Guy Sebastian”.

The Spring Racing Carnival officially commenced on Saturday 11th October with Caulfield Guineas Day and all is in readiness at Morphettville for racing through to November 8.

Below is a list of the Spring Racing Carnival events – did you know there was a designated flower for each day?

 

Saturday 11th October: Caulfield Guineas Day

o    http://www.sajc.com.au/racing/caulfield_guineas_day

o   Flower for this event is Lavender

o   Morphettville’s popular Diva Lounge is open for all patrons

o   General Admission is $15

 

Saturday 18th October: Caulfield Cup Day

o   http://www.sajc.com.au/racing/caulfield_cup_day

o   Flower for this event White Rose

o   There will be two charity functions at Morphettville on the day – supporting the Hudson Maher Foundation and the Leukaemia Foundation

o   A fantastic $99 hospitality package has also been created just for this event – “BBQ at the Races” includes a BBQ buffet luncheon, five hour beverage package and betting facilities

o   The popular Diva Lounge is open for all patrons

o   General Admission is $15

 

Saturday 25th October: Pink Ribbon Cox Plate Day

o   http://www.sajc.com.au/racing/pink_ribbon_cox_plate_day

o   Flower for this event Cecil Brunner Rose

o   Patrons are encouraged to attend the Pink Ribbon Race Day Luncheon, supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Tickets are $140 per person and include a three course luncheon, five hour beverage package, one race book between two people, raffles and great prizes.

o   The popular Diva Lounge is open for all patrons

o   General Admission is $15

 

Saturday 1st NovemberVictoria Derby Day

o    http://www.sajc.com.au/racing/victoria_derby_day

o   Second only in popularity to Melbourne Cup

o   Flower for this event is the Cornflower

o   Derby day is famous for its black and white colour theme for fashion

o   Increasingly more popular for men’s fashion

o   The popular Diva Lounge is open for all patrons

o   General Admission is $15

 

Tuesday 4th November: Melbourne Cup Day

o   http://www.sajc.com.au/racing/melbourne_cup_day

o   Flower for this event is a Yellow rose

o   After Race concert by Guy Sebastian and band

o   Free public transport across Adelaide Metro Networks to and from Morphettville for all pre-purchased ticket holders, thanks to the Motor Accident Commission

o   Diva Lounge is exclusively for SAJC Members on this day

o   Fashion at The Races (Fashions on the Field Competition) is searching for South Australia’s most stylish racegoer – prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed, Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Couple.

o   Live Entertainment in the Champagne Gardens from live band, The Attack

o   Adult General Admission is $25, Children 14 – 17 is $15 and Children 13 & Under are FREE

 

Saturday 8th November: Family Fun Day

o    http://www.sajc.com.au/racing/family_fun_day

o   FREE Children’s Rides & Entertainment from 12 -5pm

o   Santa’s Stable is open from 1 – 3pm where Children can have FREE photos with Santa

o   SA Christmas Pageant icon Nimble will be available for Children to ride

o   General Admission is $15 and Children under 18 FREE

 

For all information on the Spring Racing Carnival at Morphettville visit www.sajc.com.au

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