SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 Autumn Carnival Events You Do Not Want to Miss

Get up the calendar app on your phone and block in these dates now! Autumn Carnival is just around the corner and you won’t want to be double-booked for these hot events.




TAB Chipping Norton Stakes Day

Sat 25 Feb, Royal Randwick

The first group 1 race of 2017 (the highest level of thoroughbred racing), and an opportunity to see the famous Winx in action. Royal Randwick will be turning it on with DJs on the decks and drinks on ice.

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Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas Day

Sat 4 March, Royal Randwick

Guineas Day includes two Group 1 races as things begin to build towards the launch of Sydney Autumn Carnival. Expect a fun day with a DJ spinning jams on the lawn between races, and free entry for UNSW students.

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Ladies Day

Sat 11 March, Rosehill Gardens 

Hurray, the first event of Sydney Carnival 2017 is here! Ladies Day at Rosehill Gardens will feature the best fillies and mares on the track (and off it). Expect elegant fashion and live entertainment.

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Longines Golden Slipper Day

Sat 18 March, Rosehill Gardens

Longines Golden Slipper Day is Sydney’s best-known autumn race day, synonymous with prestige and tradition. The headlining race (the Longines Golden Slipper) is a coveted prize, having the highest prize money in the world for a race in its category (think $3.5 million!). Trainer Gai Waterhouse has taken out the title on six previous occasions! It’s also a day of elegant fashion, with the Longines Prize for Elegance competition being held on the day. This is the day at Rosehill Gardens where racing’s finest both on and off the track come out to play, so it’s a great one to experience for yourself.

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Legends Day

Sat 25 March, Rosehill Gardens

As the name suggests, Legends day is about celebrating legends both on and off the track. You may find yourself rubbing shoulders with Sydney’s greatest sports stars, with a number of distinguished guests invited to speak. The prestigious race of the day is The BMW, with prize money of a cool $1.5 million.

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The Championships Day 1

Sat 1 April, Royal Randwick

The Championships are the grand finals of Australian racing, with a total prize pot of $20 million over two days of racing. Day 1 includes the $2 million BMW Australian Derby along with the world’s richest mile handicap, the $3 million Star Doncaster Mile. All of those high profile races mean that Sydney’s A-Listers come out to play for an unforgettable day of racing and glamour. A show-stopping success in past years, Little Sydney returns trackside to provide an unforgettable gourmet food experience from Sydney’s finest restaurants. Expect world-class fashion and live entertainment.

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The Championships Day 2

Sat 8 April, Royal Randwick

Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day is the second event of the grand finals of Australian racing. The Championships Day 2 boasts the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the finale day of The Championships series and Royal Randwick’s best fortnight of racing for the season. Little Sydney returns for the second Saturday in a row, offering the harbour city’s best restaurants trackside. Once again Sydney’s finest socialites will be out to be play, and the fashion will be on-point. Quality DJs and entertainment are guaranteed.

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Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day

Sat 15 April, Royal Randwick

Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day is the party day at Royal Randwick, where we celebrate the carnival coming to an end in true Sydney racing style. Headlined by the Group 1 Schweppes All Aged Stakes, and the not-to-be-missed Group 1 Moët and Chandon Stakes saluting the glamour and fun of Autumn Carnival until next year, with fine fashion, food and entertainment.

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Pssst… Get your Golden Carnival Pass for access to all six Sydney autumn carnival race days for just $30 here! (Presale offer only).




Black Caviar, The Great Horse Race Day

Sat 18 Feb, Flemington Racecourse

Named after the legendary mare whose stellar career consisted of 25 undefeated races, the Black Caviar Lightning is the headliner of the day. Expect world class thoroughbred racing and a taste of Asian culture. (OK so it’s not quite autumn but close enough).

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Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Sat 25 Feb, Caulfield Racecourse

As it’s name suggests, this one’s a huge diamond on the Melbourne racing calendar, with the headlining race boasting a whopping $1.5 million in prize money. Expect the socialites to be out in force at Caulfield looking their best. (Again, shy of autumn by three days but you don’t want to miss this one).

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Australian Guineas Day Presented by 3AW

Sat 4 March, Flemington Racecourse

“Outstanding racing, live entertainment and a host of activities to captivate racegoers in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere” is what’s promised at Flemington’s Australian Guineas Day. BYO picnics!

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Super Saturday

Sat 11 March, Flemington Racecourse

Super Saturday is the highlight of the Flemington Festival of Racing! Stellar racing and fashion are guaranteed, along with a special gourmet food and wine experience from the state’s best wineries and boutique producers in the form of the Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door.

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Adelaide Cup Day

Mon 13 March, Morphettville Racecourse

One of the biggest events of the year for South Aussies, having a public holiday in its honour! Racing is at its finest on Cup Day, and you can expect premium fashion, hospitality, food, bars, and entertainment throughout the day. Adelaide racing doesn’t get better than this, so remember to get your tickets early.

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Schweppes Oaks Day

Sat 6 May, Morphettville Racecourse

Another sparkling highlight on Adelaide’s racing calendar, including a fashion contest for best dressed, quality entertainment, and food and beverage options.

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Derby Day

Sat 13 May, Morphettville Racecourse

In addition to a top notch day of racing and entertainment, South Australia’s Fashion state final contest is held at Derby Day Adelaide. Start planning tose outfits now!

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Goodwood Day

Sat 20 May, Morphettville Racecourse

The Goodwood is the premier sprint event on the Adelaide autumn racing calendar, and once again you can expect Morphettville to turn it on for the occasion.

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Sofitel Girls Day Out

Sat 25 Feb, Doomben Racecourse

Get your stilettos on (or block heels or cute flats) and crack open the bubbly (or cider or beer). It’s the Sofitel Girls Day Out and it’s time for you ladies to shine, whatever your footwear or drinking preferences. Doomben racecourse is throwing on the works for the occasion, including VIP marquee packages, a Fashions on the Field contest, and DJs spinning funky jams. Whatever your gender it is bound to be a super fun day.

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Tattersall’s Racing Club Day

Sat 4 March, Eagle Farm Racecourse

Gather the squad, this is one is going to be big. Expect cool bars, bites and entertainment – along with a stellar race program of course!

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Bloke’s Day Out

Sat 22 April, Eagle Farm Racecourse

Fellas, it’s your turn to take the limelight at the track with your very own race day dedicated in your honour! The entertainment and racing will be on-point so you’ll want to make sure your suit is too. Girls, with this many dapper looking gents converging on one location you also just might want to put this one in your diary.

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James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day

Sat 13 May, Doomben Racecourse

This is the first event of the 2017 Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival, and what a day it will be! Doomben racecourse is set to deliver quality racing and entertainment that will keep the party pumping throughout the afternoon.

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Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day

Sat 20 May, Doomben Racecourse

With four Group 1 races on the bill the Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup is set to be a huge day of racing, with high-class entertainment and fashion to match.

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Kingsford Smith Cup Day

Sat 27 May, Eagle Farm Racecourse

A new pearl on the 2017 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival, Kingsford Smith Cup Day is one not to miss. You can be assured the racing, fashion, food, and entertainment will be exquisite.

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Treasury Casino & Hotel Ladies’ Oaks Day

Sat 3 June, Eagle Farm Racecourse

This one’s going out to all the girls. Think Fashions on the Field contests and the best of Australia and New Zealand’s fillies on the track. Gents, with the girls out in force looking their finest there’s sure to be something in it for you too!

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UBET Stradbroke Day

Sat 10 June, Eagle Farm Racecourse

It’s the final showdown of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival and it’s set to be huge. With prize money totaling near $5 million for the day’s race program you can expect a supreme day of thoroughbred racing, chic fashion, socialites, pop-up bars, and class entertainment. It’s your last chance to get involved in the prestige of the carnival (if you haven’t already done so by this point!).

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Gold Coast


Gold Coast Stakes Day

Sat 18 March, Gold Coast Turf Club

The hottest race event of the autumn season on the Gold Coast racing calendar, and sure to be a super fun one. Start thinking about those outfits now ladies and gents.

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Ascot 1000 Guineas

Sat 4 March, Ascot Racecourse

A highlight on the Ascot calendar for autumn 2017, Perth peeps get your tickets early!

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Gimcrack Stakes

Sat 18 March, Ascot Racecourse

The Gimcrack Stakes at Ascot Racecourse promises to heat up with quality fashion, food and entertainment.

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