Pop the bubbles - it’s our favourite time of year. AAMI Victoria Derby Day is almost here, but it’s not too late to experience the magic of this black-and-white themed day. Haven’t got your tickets yet? Get them now to ensure you don’t miss out. Already got your tickets? Read on for our top 5 unmissable moments of this year’s AAMI Victoria Derby Day.
1. Get Racing
Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is well-known for its exceptional racing. The day features a card of nine Group races, with four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby, worth over AU$1.5 million, is Australia's premier staying classic for 3 year olds. This is the last chance for horses to qualify for the Cup, so there’s a lot at stake on the track.
2. The Park is back and better than ever!
If you missed out on witnessing this fabulous new space in 2016, you’ll definitely want to make the trip this time around. AAMI Victoria Derby Day will be the first day racegoers can visit the new and improved Park, which will feature some of Melbourne’s top food trucks, amazing drinks from Absolut, Mumm, Schweppes and more, paired with some seriously unmissable entertainment (see reason 3!)
3. Tkay Maidza & DMA’S make an appearance
The Cup Week line-up playing in The Park rivals some of Australia’s best festivals. AAMI Victoria Derby Day will feature sets from the Britpop-influenced DMA’s and festival fave Tkay Maidza. We can guarantee that you’ll be out of your seats and dancing by the end of the day!
4. High Style Stakes
Fashion and Spring Racing go hand-in-hand, and AAMI Victoria Derby Day is known as the most glamorous of all of the Cup Week days. The Myer Fashions on the Field Racewear competition heats begin, and women and men from the ages of 18 will be dressed to impress. The brief is black-and-white for women and grey for men, so make sure you don your racing finest.
5. Come Dine with Me
With a huge range of dining options available across course, racegoers are spoilt for gastronomical choice on AAMI Victoria Derby Day. Whether you choose to indulge in casual eats in The Park, you’ve booked yourself into one of the stunning trackside venues such as The Terrace, or you’re spending the day in Saintly Place, AAMI Victoria Derby Day really is an event made for both race-lovers and foodies.
Purchase your tickets today - don't miss out.