Spring Racing Carnival
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Eagle Farm Racecourse is the place to be this spring racing season, as the Channel Seven Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with a flutter of fashion, food, entertainment and, of course, some top-quality racing.
Featuring the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere, and a multi-million-dollar track, Eagle Farm Racecourse is Brisbane’s ultimate one-of-a-kind spring racing venue.
The festivities kick off on Saturday October 19 with the St Rita’s College Caulfield Cup Ladies’ Day, featuring Australia’s richest race, the Everest. Make sure you stick around after the last race has been run to experience all the fun of a Spice Girls cover band.
The SUEZ Cox Plate Day fires up on Saturday October 26 and, as well as featuring the popular race, will also feature a Rolling Stones tribute band pumping out all the hits.
It wouldn’t be a day at the races without some top-quality fashion, food and drinks – and the Channel Seven Spring Racing Carnival, presented by Lexus, does not disappoint. Guests can sample this season’s signature cocktail, The Spring Spritz, featuring cucumber and lime Smirnoff Infusions and some insta-worthy garnishes, while fashionistas can compete for thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes in the Billy J Boutique Fashions on the Field.
The Spring in the Plaza food precinct is a must-visit locale, showcasing a range of irresistible pop-up restaurants. Seafood lovers will flock to the gourmet Greek bites on offer at Thalassa, while Nug Life is the place to be for those with a taste for loaded chicken nuggets with pun-tastic names like Parmageddon and Juan in a Million. ’76 has all of your retro faves such as cheerios, lamingtons, kabana and dip, while Spring Picnic Co. is keeping it classy with hampers filled with baguettes, tartlets, a cheese platter and sweets.
Need to know - The fastest and easiest way to get to Eagle Farm Racecourse is by public transport.
By Dominique Falk
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Channel Seven Spring Racing Carnival
Eagle Farm Racecourse
230 Lancaster Rd
Oct 19-Nov 5