What Tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day 2016
When Tuesday 1 November 2016
Time Gates open 10.30am.
Local racing from approximately 1pm.
Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketek or at a Ticketek agency
Booking fees apply for both options.
At the gate on the day
Aged Pensioners: $5 (At gate or agency only. ID Card must be sighted.)
Childrens (12-17): $15 (Conditions apply*see Ticketing Information)
Members: General admission is free
Members' Enclosure: $50 + Admission (Conditions apply** see Ticketing Information))
There is only one place you have to be in Canberra on Tab.com.au Melbourne Cup day - Thoroughbred Park. The Tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista's alike, who will witness the running of the Tab.com.au Melbourne Cup on the big screen in Flemington whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement of local racing.
The iconic tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race day is the perfect opportunity to network with clients, entertain guests or socialise with friends and work collegaues and Thoroughbred Park have a range of hospitality options to choose from to suit all budgets.
The Fashions on the Field will be run on the day with great prizes and is the perfect opportunity for you to "release your inner show pony"! Click here for more information.
Tickets: Tickets are available at the gate or you can pre-purchase through Ticketek online or at a Ticketek agency (Booking fees apply for both options). Tickets are not available for purchase from the race course administration office. For further information please phone 02 6204 0000.
*Children's Tickets (12 -17): tickets must be purchased by a parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian. Strict ID checks will be in place at time of ticket purchase and on the day. Wristbands will be required as proof of id check.
**Members: Members only are permitted to purchase up to 2 (two) additional Members' Enclosure tickets. (All prices include GST). Any member who joins within 2 months of any major race meeting is not entitled to purchase additional Members' Enclosure tickets. Please note price below does not include general admission.
Become a member today to receive the benefits of Thoroughbred Park membership. Young, Full & Senior memberships available. No new memberships will be able to be purchased on Melbourne Cup Day itself.
On Tuesday 1 November ACTION will be providing free charted services from Thoroughbred Park to the City Bus Station between 4.00pm and 7.30pm. Routes 56, 57 and 58 will be diverted down to Thoroughbred Park, and the Red Rapid 200 series will stop at the corner of Flemington and Randwick Roads. More information is available on the ACTION website. www.action.act.gov.au
For the premium race day experience, the Silks Room is a winner!
Overlooking the track, you will be swept up in the excitement with views of the Ainslie, Majura and Black Mountains, the Fashions on the field stage and home straight. Round tables of 10 are available. Tables for fewer numbers will share. Limited tickets available.
*Please note windows tables are offered to Race Club sponsors as first priority.
Suited to large group of 150 or individual tables of 10 for race sponsors or select businesses.
The Rich Reward Room is located next to Silks Room and offers the best seats in the house.
Sponsorship package may be avilable to business on our race days. Contact the Club for more information.
*Please note window tables are offered to Race Club sponsors as first priority.
Private corporate marquees available on St Covet Row.
The thunder of hooves and flash of colour will provide the perfect theatre for your event.
Min 30 guests.Limited marquees available.
*Decoration of your marquee is advised.The image shown is the Yellow Fever theme and can be costed to suit your numbers. Theming to match your business logo is available.
Purchase your all inclusive ticket into Catbird Lane and let us do all the work for you!
Exclusive individual marquees for corporate and social groups from 20 to 200 guests. Tabcorp outlet, bookmakers and amenities close by, security and a fantastic lively atmosphere! A short walk to track views is included.
*Decoration of your marquee is advised.The image shown is a red/black logo theme and can be costed to suit your numbers. The theme is available for all marquee options.
This popular feature race day location provides a great race day vibe and is perfect for those seeking a secure position close to the track and the MYER Fashions on the Field stage.
Use it as your base whilst still enjoying the freedom to mingle around the racecourse. View the races from your table in the reserved area with views the track side super screen.
Bring your own picnic hamper and enjoy a prime position at a fraction of the cost.
Ask about our Picnic Hampers - from $40 per person
Spoil yourself on race day in the Home Straight Shared Marquee.
This marquee is designed for corporate and social groups. Tantilise your tastebuds with the gourmet buffet meal while viewing the races from the 300m mark or take a short stroll to view the Fashions on the field competition.
Public car parking is $5 per car, Members parking is free (limited number available).
ACTION Buses will operate throughout the course of the day, stopping directly out the front of the racecourse on Randwick Road. ACTION route 56 will operate from Belconnen and Civic along its usual route, with a detour down Randwick Road for racegoers. Free shuttle services to Civic and to our official after-race day venue Siren Bar & Restaurant in Gungahlin will operate after the races.
Please note that strictly NO alcohol can be brought through the gates and Thoroughbred Park reserves the right to conduct bag searches. Patrons can bring a picnic lunch for general public areas, on the lawns or one of the many open areas. Please note no picnics can be brought into the members areas - Black Opal Room or Winning Post Bar.
Please note that the Fashions on the Field competition now has strict guidelines for each category entry. Categories are Classic Ladies Racewear and Classic Mens Racewear. Please click here for guidelines.
The official lapel flower for the Melbourne Cup is the Yellow Rose.
For queries or assistance our administration staff can be contacted on (02) 6204 0000.