Our Top 5 Melbourne Cup Picks for 2012!


1. A Spring Affair

Back in time to an era of old

Where the scene is twenties, glamour and gold

Trackside at Doomben a Great Gatsby theme

Our marquee transformed, fit for a queen

Cocktails and bubbles, feathers and lace

A Spring Affair, for the Melbourne Cup race!



+ Racecourse admission and racebook

+ 5½ hour first class drinks package including:

Free flowing Mumm Cordon Rouge French Champagne, 1920’s cocktails,

premium beer, wine and spirits.

+ Sumptuous canapés, delectable tapas, fresh seafood & food stations, petit fours and dessert.

+ LIVE coverage on our big screens.

+ Jazz Band, DJ and Performers.

+ Full Hair, Beauty and Perfume Room.

+ Opportunity to win prizes valued to a total of over $10,000 in our Fashions on the field & Business Card Draw.

+ Charity Sweeps for Youngcare

+ Executive restroom facilities (ample)

+ Gift bags stocked with goodies.

+ Private totes and bookies.

+ Complimentary buses to Laruche Bar

and Byblos Bar + Restaurant.

Tickets: $350

Website: Click here..

Phone: 0414597794


2. Post Office Square Live Site

Enjoy pre-racing entertainment and food offers, enter fashions on the field competition and win great prizes… Then sit back in a deck chair, lap up the sunshine and watch the race live on the big screen! 11am – 2:30pm

Tickets: Not required.

Website: Click here

Phone: 07 3006 6200
In the city


3. Brisbane Racing Club – Carpark Party

Cousin to the BRCs very popular Lawn Party events, The Carpark Party is expected to be a sell out at this year’s Melbourne Cup Race Day at Doomben Racecourse and is the perfect place for racegoers looking for a party vibe.The alfresco enclosure boasts plenty of seating, leaving loads of options to set up a base for enjoying the day. A number of bars are located throughout the precinct too.All the racing action will be shown on a superscreen, or racegoers can take a short walk to the track fence to view the action live. Partiers will also be able to enjoy live music in between the races.


  • Racecourse admission
  • Entry to The Carpark Party precinct
  • Race programme for each guest
  • A buffet lunch served from numerous buffet stations
  • Selected Australian red and white wines, sparkling, light and heavy beer, soft drinks, water and orange juice
  • TAB (tote) facilities and bookmakers
  • Super screen
  • Plenty of tables & chairs and high bars & stools throughout the outdoor precinct

Tickets: $168pp

Website: Click here

Phone: (07) 3268 2171


4. Sofitel Luncheon

Punters, fashionistas and race day enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular action of the Melbourne Cup on the Sofitel Ballroom cinema screens whilst indulging in a 3 course gourmet feast created by Executive Chef Patrice Falantin.

Melbourne Cup luncheon includes a glass of Moët & Chandon (NV) on arrival, a three course gourmet menu, free flowing sparkling and a selection of wine and beer.

The contagious tunes of “Groove Elements” will keep guests entertained as they perform an impressive repertoire mixture of funky and contemporary covers from the classics to today’s chart topping hits.

Fantastic prizes are up for grabs and one lucky fashionista will strut away with a 5 night holiday for two at the luxurious Sofitel Los Angeles Beverly hills with daily breakfast. Prize includes return airfares for two with virgin Australia.

Enjoy spring fashion showcase by ID Couture and raffles to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Tickets: $190pp

Website: Click here

Phone: (07) 3835 3535


5. Bacchus, Southbank

Watch this year’s Melbourne Cup at one of the HOTTEST new Brisbane venues. Enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival and a seafood extravaganza!

Stunning fashion parade hosted by Laura Stead (Westfield Fashion Stylist and author of ‘The Style Report’.

Fantastic Prizes and giveaways on the day.

Tickets: $85pp

Website: Click here

Phone: 07 3364 0800

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