Racing is back with the 2017 Festival of Racing and so too are a host of fantastic hospitality offerings at racetracks around Victoria.
Whether it’s a Group 1 meeting in Melbourne or a more relaxed Country Cup in regional Victoria, there’s no better way to enjoy a day trackside than with a great value hospitality package during February and March.
We’ve taken the hard part away for Victorian owners and identified some of the best hospitality options available across a variety of Victorian racing clubs.
The Promenade by Julian Robertshaw
MRC members and their guests can enjoy a gourmet lunch from the best seats in the house in Caulfield’s premier tiered dining restaurant. The Promenade by Julian Robertshaw offers unimpeded views of the winning post, mounting yard and home straight, allowing diners to enjoy a truly Group 1 experience. Plus, to ensure you catch every minute of the action, each table is fitted with individual LCD television monitors. And we haven’t started on the mouth-watering cuisine dished up by Robertshaw and his team.
Black Caviar Restaurant
Returning to Caulfield’s Black Caviar Restaurant from his regular residence at the CBD’s European is celebrated chef Ian Curley. Having launched this new racing venue in 2013, Ian is excited to serve up his classical yet creative dishes as the perfect accompaniment to some of the best views of the Group 1 racing on track. The Black Caviar Restaurant’s Gold Tiered dining section is spectacularly set along the glass grandstand wall, overlooking the main straight and offers television screens conveniently located on each table.
The Veuve Cliquot Lawn
The Veuve Clicquot Lawn is the place to be seen on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day. It’s an all-inclusive marquee on the lawn with free-flowing Veuve Cliquot and other premium beverages, a gourmet grazing menu and exclusive entertainment throughout the Group 1 raceday.
More information about the Melbourne Racing Club’s hospitality offers during the Festival of Racing are available here.
• Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday @ Flemington – Saturday, 18 February
• Australian Guineas Day, presented by 3AW @ Flemington – Saturday, 4 March
• Super Saturday @ Flemington – Saturday, 11 March
• Autumn Raceday @ Flemington – Saturday, 18 March
At Flemington, racegoers can’t go past the famous tiered Terrace Restaurant which remains one of the most sought after positions on any racetrack worldwide.
With every table on the six elevated tiers enjoying uninterrupted views of the famed Flemington winning post, and with two package options to choose from, a day in the Terrace Restaurant will guarantee a sensational raceday experience for everyone.
There are several options for dining at The Terrace Restaurant, including a seven course degustation menu and a cocktail grazing menu. Special pricing applies for groups of 20 or more people.
More information about the Victoria Racing Club’s hospitality are available here.
Feature Racedays during the Festival of Racing
• Friday Night at The Valley – Friday, 17 February
• E.J. Whitten Foundation Race Night – Friday, 24 February
• St Paddy’s Night – Friday, 17 March
• William Reid Stakes Night – Friday, 24 March
Victorian owners can take their dining experience to a new level at The Valley’s Dining Boxes with sublime views of the track and a delicious five course degustation menu that will leaving a lasting impression. This exclusive dining venue is located in prime position to enjoy racing under lights during the warmer months.
Located on the first floor of the grandstand, The Valley View offers panoramic racetrack views and an exciting atmosphere, on top of the action under lights. Did we mention the sumptuous meal to match prepared by The Valley’s revered team of chefs.
More information about The Valley’s hospitality offerings across the Festival of Racing are available here.
Feature Racedays during the Festival of Racing
• Colac Gold Cup Day – Sunday, 12 February
• Marong Cup Day @ Bendigo – Saturday, 18 February
• Cranbourne Cup Night – Friday, 3 March
• Lakes Entrance Cup Day @ Bairnsdale – Saturday, 4 March
• Wangaratta Cup Day – Sunday, 5 March
• Edenhope Cup Day – Saturday, 11 March
• Towong Cup Day – Saturday, 11 March
• Stony Creek Cup Day – Sunday, 12 March
• Mildura Cup Day – Sunday, 12 March
• St Patrick’s Cup Day @ Geelong – Saturday, 18 March
• Yarra Valley Cup Day – Sunday, 19 March
• Tatura Cup Day – Sunday, 19 March
• Benalla Gold Cup Day – Saturday, 25 March
• Golden Mile Raceday @ Bendigo – Saturday, 1 April
Moe Racing Club’s Hillside Pavilion
There’s something for everyone at Moe on Horse and Horsepower Race Day, Sunday, 19 February with a huge car show on the lawn and free kids activities – including pony rides, jumping castles and face painting – in addition to the quality country racing action.
The Hillside Pavilion is without doubt the place to be on the Horse & Horsepower Day. Located adjacent to the winning post and with elevated views above the crowd, cars and bikes on the main lawn, the fully-catered pavilion offers unmatched views of the home straight.
Kilmore Racing Club’s Trackside Bistro
This package provides a great opportunity for groups to enjoy a social outing in a comfortable environment at an affordable price. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in our modern dining facilities and enjoy unsurpassed views of all the race day action and picturesque surrounds. The package operates on 9 February and 23 February.
Mansfield Racing Club’s Lawn Party
The Mansfield District Racing Club presents the 2017 Mansfield Cup on Saturday, 8 April and the trackside Lawn Party will provide the ideal environment for racegoers to experience a day of quality picnic racing. A ticket to the Lawn Party includes private marquee and bar access, a complimentary drink on arrival and a live jazz band.
Pakenham Racing Club’s Senior’s Race Night
The Stockland Retirement Living Seniors Race Night on Thursday, 18 February is proving to be a big hit with the Club’s older members and guests. In addition to the quality card of racing, there will be an abundance of entertainment in the Skyline Suite, as well as door prizes and special guest appearances throughout the night.
Cranbourne Racing Club’s Home Straight Enclosure
There’s no better way to enjoy the rescheduled TAB Cranbourne Cup on Friday night, 3 March, than with a booking for you and your guests in a private marquee in the Home Straight Enclosure. Get a group of friends, clients or work colleagues together and experience all the thrills of Racing in your exclusive marquee. Options for the Home Straight Enclosure include premium buffet or platter dining and a range of beverage package options.