MELBOURNE CUP… the race that stops a nation!

Every year, the first Tuesday in November sees the annual running of the Melbourne Cup. This race is the premium event on our calendar and is a not-to-be missed day of racing for everyone.

What’s not to enjoy… 7 local races, VIP packages and Fashions on the Field.

Tickets on sale Mackay Turf Club 4952 1155.

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Feature Race Day Information

Event Centre Dining Experience

Situated at the finishing post overlooking the race track, the Event Centre offers our clients the ultimate racing experience. Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal in air conditioned comfort with a full view of each race as it happens.

Why not consider becoming a race sponsor and secure the best tables in the house. See our race sponsorship information.

Package includes:

Reserved seating and a two course sit down luncheon which includes:

  • Racecourse admission
  • Private Event Centre admission.
  • 5 hours drinks package of beer, wine, champagne, cocktail of the day, basic nip pour spirits and soft drinks from 11.30am-4.30pm (cash bar available til 6pm)
  • Local Racebooks.
  • Bookmaker and Tabcorp facilities.
  • Private bar & toilet facilities.
  • ATM facility.
  • Private outdoor area.
  • Security.
  • Punters club and room MC.

Fiesta Fascinator Marquee

Located trackside next to main book-makers betting ring area, the Fiesta Fascinator Marquee is the party tent of the day. Hosted by Scott & Casey from Fiesta Rentals they have a jam packed afternoon of fun planned for our VIP’s. You have your own Bar, Bookmaker & toilet facilities and private marquee area track-side so you can watch the live local thoroughbreds thundering past as you enjoy the day with friends, family, work colleagues or clients.

To secure tickets to this ticketed area, go to www.mackaytickets.com.au or call 49 52 11 55.

Package includes:

  • Racecourse admission.
  • Entry to exclusive marquee area.
  • Buffet dining and afternoon cheese platters.
  • 5 hour drinks package of beer, wine, cocktails, basic RTD & UDL spirit cans, soft drink & water from 11.30am-4.30pm.
  • Private bar & toilet facilities.
  • Bookmaker.
  • DJ Scott from Fiesta.
  • Local Racebooks.
  • Security.
  • Private trackside lawn area.
  • Air-cooled to 25 degrees.

CC Winning Post Lawn Party

The Winning Post lawn area is a highly sought after location & offers a premium trackside lawn space for up to 250 guests. This grassed area is the perfect spot to hang out with friends for any special occasion or make new friends.

To secure tickets to this ticketed area, go to www.mackaytickets.com.au.

Package includes:

  • Private Winning Post Lawn area.
  • Starter platters, fork & talk buffet station & cheese platters to finish.
  • 10 drink tickets for your beverage of choice from: beer, wine, champagne, cider, cocktail of the day, CC & Dry on tap, softdrink & water.
  • Marquees, tables & chairs, linen, outdoor lounge, dry bars & stools.
  • Private bar & staff.
  • Private female toilets & powder room.
  • Television.
  • Bookmaker for 100 patrons or more.
  • Live DJ music in between live local races.
  • Private trackside fence viewing area.
  • Security.

* Mackay Turf Club reserves the right to change prices and inclusions when needed.

Magpies Jnr Crusaders Fundraiser Marquee

Located in a sought after position trackside out the front of the betting ring on the lawn, enjoy the day with a secured ideal spot to come and go from under the shade of  a marquee while helping to raise funds and catching all the live racing action up close.

Package includes:

  • Gate entry, marquee entry and security.
  • Tables, chairs, dry bars and stools for comfortable seating.
  • Welcome cheese platters.
  • Located trackside a space to come and go from close to everything.

NB. GET YOUR DISCOUNT DRINK TICKETS ON-LINE FOR AN AFFORDABLE DAY OUT

Cost – TBA (limited seats & tickets)

Winning Post Lawn Area

The Winning Post lawn area is a highly sought after location & offers a premium trackside lawn space for 50 – 250 guests. This grassed area is the perfect spot to host clients and friends for any special occasion.

To secure tickets to the Winning Post Lawn Area, call us on 07 4952 1155 or email events@mackayturfclub.com.au for a booking form today.

Miniumum Cost $70pp

Your package includes:

  • Racecourse admission.
  • Private Winning Post Lawn Area.
  • Tables & Chairs, linen outdoor lounge, wine barrels, dry bars & stools.
  • Marquees, tables & chairs, linen, outdoor lounge, dry bars & stools.
  • Private bar & staff.
  • Private toilets & powder room.
  • Television.
  • Bookmaker upon request if more than 100 guests.
  • Ample parking space.

* Mackay Turf Club reserves the right to change prices and inclusions when needed.

* Please not the above price does not include catering. Catering can be pre-ordered with nibble platters, gourmet grazing platters, buffet or BBQ.


Complete Packages

$170pp – midday – 5pm

Gourmet Grazing Platters & 10 drink tickets for beverages of choice from: beer, wine, champagne, cider, cocktail of the day, udl & rtd spirit cans (1 ticket per drink), softdrink & water (1/2 ticket per drink).

Private Trackside Marquees

Put your guests trackside! Get your friends organised for a great day at the races with our own private marquee. The most sought after in race day hospitality is a Trackside Marquee. Situated along the home straight, horses will thunder past as you celebrate the day with your guests. Fromm 100-200 people, we can accomodate every budget, taste & request to ensure your day is a success.

To book call us on 07 4952 1155 or email Kim at events@mackayturfclub.com.au.

Minimum Cost $60pp

Your package includes:

  • Racecourse admission.
  • Private Marquee in trackside location.
  • Tables & chairs including decor.
  • TV screen.
  • Race books.
  • Wristbands.
  • Security.

Pre-order drink tickets for your guests & basic food platters from our Race Day Platter Menu or your guests can buy their own food from the food vans provided on site at their leisure and come back to the marquee at any time. Drink tickets are $5 each.

Complete Food & Beverage Package

$160pp

  • Fork and talk buffet food station (if more than 1 private marquee) or gourmet grazing platters (if only 1 marquee) and afternoon cheese platter.
  • 12 golden drink tickets per person. 1 ticket each for: can of Great Northern Original or Crisp, piccolo of sav blanc, can of Mosacato or prosecco champagne, udl spirits, rtd spirit cans. 1/2 a ticket for a bottle of water or can of softdrink. Drinks can be asked for in lots of 4 per person from the communal bar (if more than 1 private marquee) and taken back to your marquee where an esky with ice will be provided to keep your drinks cold. If you are the only private marquee (very rare) then alternative arrangements for alcohol supply will be discussed directly with you. This adheres directly with our alcohol liquor licensing obligations.

Location – Corporate Enclosure, Mackay Turf Club – Ooralea Racecourse.
Time – Gates open 10am Melbourne Cup Race Day. Private Marquee area opens from 11am-5pm. Food service is from approx. midday-2pm. Afternoon cheese platter will be delivered to your marquee approx. 3.30pm

Pre-order Platters

NOW YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR VERY OWN PLATTER WITH FRIENDS BY PRE-ORDERING ONLINE OR DOWNLOADING A PLATTER ORDER FORM.

A variety of platters are available.

 

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‘Fashions on the Field’

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Fashions on the Field Terms & Conditions

 

LUKE GEIGER DUO – playing after the last race until 7pm.

GENERAL ENTRY$15 pre-purchased on-line or $20pp at the gate.

CONCESSION & STUDENT ENTRY$10 (ID to be shown)  |  Under 12’s – FREE

GATES OPEN 9am

FREE BUSESfrom 4pm – 7pm to the MOJO Official After Party  |  FREE PHOTOBOOTH – from midday until 3pm.

 

BEAT THE QUEUES AND PRE-PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! SAVE $1 PER DRINK TICKET ONLY ON-LINE!

Food and beverages available on the grounds – no BYO food or beverages.

 

See you trackside!

THANKS TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS…