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Saturday,
Mar 9, 2019

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Gates open 10:45am • First race 12:15pm • Last race 5:20pm

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TAB Australian Cup & Newmarket Handicap

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Join us for thrilling racing and a garden party with a twist.

Get ready for a feast of the senses with exhilarating racing, delectable fare, tempting beverages and plenty of fun on the biggest day of G1 racing this Autumn.

Witness Australia’s best horses competing in a thrilling race program featuring the TAB Australian Cup (2000m) and Seppelt Newmarket Handicap (1200m), which have both been won by Australia’s finest gallopers and sprinters over the years.  Will Redkirk Warrior be back to make it three in a row for the Newmarket? 

Drink, eat and play at the all new Super Garden Party. The leafy greenery of The Elms will be bursting with a lively and playful party, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

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Super Garden Party

The leafy greenery of The Elms at Flemington will be bursting with a lively and playful Super Garden Party, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Indulge in dishes from some of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants. Sip on locally brewed craft beers, boutique Victorian wines and botanical-inspired cocktails. Relax in the boho-chic outdoor lounge or dance the afternoon away to the energetic, upbeat live music on The Elms stage. Best of all, admission to the Super Garden Party is free with your Super Saturday raceday ticket!

CHEEK

CHEEK

Cheek is a meat focused restaurant from the team behind 'Dexter.' The no rules approach to BBQ has been stretched even further here. Expect big flavours and an International cuisine. It's meat, but not as you know it.

ATLAS DINING

ATLAS DINING

Atlas Dining is a fine dining restaurant in South Yarra that offers a unique dining experience. Every four months the cuisine changes depending on head chef Charlie Carrington’s travels.

COLOURS BOWLS

COLOURS BOWLS

Colours Bowls is a fast-food Mediterranean eatery. With a focus on top quality ingredients, Colours Bowls aims to reinvent how fast food is done and perceived by creating wholesome, healthy menu options at an affordable price.

TASTES

TASTES

Loosen your belts and make sure not to miss out on ‘A Cheesy Ending’, filled with delicious artisan cheeses and ‘Sweet Dreams’, a ‘Gram-worthy array of desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.

PONTOON

PONTOON

As part of St Kilda Beach’s iconic Stokehouse Precinct, Pontoon is a favourite among Bayside locals and destination diners alike. Head Chef Rhys Hunter’s menu honors high-quality, seasonal produce, with unique flavours produced through clever cooking with the venue’s wood-fired grill.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festiva

COCKTAIL QUARTER

COCKTAIL QUARTER

Delight in botanical-inspired cocktails from the Cocktail Quarter bar.

THE ELMS STAGE

THE ELMS STAGE

Dance the afternoon away to upbeat live music on The Elms stage. Featuring an energetic performance from Nicky Bomba and The Super Ska Band, sassy vocals from the vivacious Maya and a mean party set by DJ Mimi. With fun, festival vibes, this is the place to be as the raceday comes to a close.

HOP HARVEST BAR

HOP HARVEST BAR

Enjoy locally brewed craft beers at the Hop Harvest Bar, now located within the Super Garden Party.

GRAPEVINE BAR

GRAPEVINE BAR

Sip on boutique Victorian wines from the Grapevine Bar.

BOOKING INFORMATION

GENERAL ADMISSION

  • Once on sale, tickets can be purchased online. 
  • On raceday, tickets can be purchased at the gate.

VRC MEMBERS

  • Guest passes can be purchased, or redeemed via Racing Rewards points.  
  • VRC Members may purchase guest passes from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (not including racecourse admission).

TICKETING INFORMATION

  • Children under 16**: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^: FREE
  • Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.

** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.