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Get Your Heart Racing for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival is an exciting two-month long event which features dozens of thoroughbred horse races. Races are held several times a week throughout the months of October and November.

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What is the Spring Racing Carnival?

Just as its name suggests, the Spring Racing Carnival is a huge party for the city of Melbourne. In addition to horse races, there are multiple events where you can sample food and drink from vendors from all over Australia, dress up in some of the finest fashion trends to raise money for charities and party the night away after a race.

The Spring Racing Carnival ends on a high note with a national holiday, The Melbourne Cup which is held on the first Tuesday of November.

Hop on a Jet and Enjoy the Spring Racing Carnival

One of the truly great things about the Spring Racing Carnival is you can literally hop aboard a plane, travel interstate and be in Melbourne ready to spend the week or weekend partying away and watching the horse races. It is so easy to attend the Spring Racing Carnival that many people use it as a mini getaway and plan on spending a long weekend in Melbourne enjoying all the fun.

Event Details for the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival

Races are held throughout October and November. For the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival, the dates for our favourite races are as follows:

  • The Caulfield Cup – 21 October
  • Cox Plate – 28 October
  • Derby Day – 4 November
  • Cup Day – 7 November
  • Oaks Day – 9 November
  • Stakes Day – 11 November

Anyone who wishes to attend the races, which are held at both the Caulfield and Flemington Racecourses, must purchase a ticket. Tickets vary in price but usually start at $45 for adults. Children, who are classified as under the age of 16, are often free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Consider Hiring a Car and Tour the City of Melbourne

Locals often prefer to travel around Melbourne using one of the many public transportation options, but if you are visiting for a short or extended holiday you may want the freedom to come and go as you please. Ace Airport Parking offers interstate travellers the ability to rent a car during their trip to Melbourne.

Our car hire service allows travellers to explore the city or push further afield and experience Melbourne’s other attractions, including its famous wineries. From attending the horseraces or visiting local museums, our car rental service gives you the freedom to travel anywhere at any time with quality vehicles available from all the leading companies including Hertz, Avis and Europcar at competitive rates.

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