Elegance, Excitement, and Indulgence Unite at XXXX Doomben Cup Day

Experience the thrill of world-class racing and luxurious hospitality at the XXXX Doomben Cup Day of the Brisbane Racing Club in Ascot.

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This iconic event, to be held at the prestigious Doomben Racecourse, features the $1 million Group 1 XXXX Doomben Cup, a prestigious weight-for-age contest over 2,000 metres. 

Last year, the Snowden-trained import Huetor etched its name in history, becoming only the fourth horse to claim multiple victories in this coveted race since its inception in 1933.

Doomben Cup
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In addition to the main event, the action-packed program includes three other prestigious Group races: the Group 2 ANZ Bloodstock News The Roses, Group 3 Magic Millions Mile, and Group 3 Ladbrokes BRC Sprint, ensuring a day filled with world-class racing and excitement.

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Immerse yourself in the Ascot experience with a range of exclusive hospitality packages, offering the best in trackside amenities, gourmet cuisine, premium beverages, and live entertainment. Embrace the tradition of contemporary racing style, and dress to impress in smart and sophisticated attire befitting the Members Reserve at Doomben Racecourse.

Secure your place at the XXXX Doomben Cup Day by purchasing tickets through the Brisbane Racing Club’s website. Explore the various hospitality packages on offer and select the one that best suits your preferences for an exceptional trackside experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement of world-class racing and the glamour of Ascot at the iconic XXXX Doomben Cup Day.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, 25 May 2024, and join Brisbane Racing Club for an unforgettable day of racing, elegance, and indulgence at the XXXX Doomben Cup Day.

Published 15-May-2024

Two FREE Christmas Events at the Eagle Farm Racecourse

Did you know that the Brisbane Racing Club is hosting two FREE Christmas events for the entire family to enjoy at the Eagle Farm Racecourse?

On 18 December 2021, Birralee Choir, Excelsior band, Opera Queensland, and St Rita’s College  will fill the air with the magical sound of Christmas carols at St Leger Lawn at the Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Families will also have the opportunity to browse through artisan stalls at the creative market for some last-minute Christmas gift shopping. A curated selection of food stalls will also be on hand to give market-goers and spectators that much-needed calorie boost.

Photo credit: 2020 – 2025 Brisbane Racing Club /  brc.com.au

On 22 December 2021, be sure to bring the entire family to the Public Lawn at the Eagle Farm Racecourse for a night of Christmas laughter and cheer as the Brisbane Racing Club presents the Christmas Movie on the Big Screen featuring ELF. The film follows the adventures of Buddy (Will Ferrer), who was raised by Santa’s elves, as he travels to New York in search of his biological father whilst donning his elf outfit.

Photo credit: 2020 – 2025 Brisbane Racing Club /  brc.com.au

Completing this family movie event is Brisbane Racing Club’s line-up of free family-friendly activities to delight especially the kids including face painting plus a special appearance from Santa Claus before the movie starts.

Please note that starting Friday 17 December 2021, BRC will be implementing the State Government vaccination mandate that allows only double-vaccinated patrons entry to hospitality venues, including Brisbane Racing Club. So, be sure to bring along your Government-issued COVID-19 vaccination certificate to the event.

What: Ascot Green Christmas Carols and Markets – to register, click here 

When: Saturday 18 December 2021, 5pm – 8pm

Where: St Leger Lawn, Eagle Farm Racecourse

What: Christmas Movie on the Big Screen – ELF –  to register, click here

When: Wednesday 22 December, 2021, 5pm – 8pm

Where: Public Lawn, Eagle Farm Racecourse

Brisbane Racing Club To Feature Exciting Events For Spring Racing Carnival 2021

Are you ready for Brisbane Racing Club’s Spring Racing Carnival 2021? Racing, entertainment, fashion and fun will all come together at the Spring Racing Carnival 2021 in Ascot, promising six days of live local races, all-day entertainment, and interstate action on super screens around the course.

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The Spring Racing Carnival kicked off with the XXXX Queensland Cup Raceday on 9 October 2021 at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, where guests were entertained with performances from Stafford Brothers, two of Brisbane’s most acclaimed DJs.

If you missed the starting event, check out the five remaining race days happening until 6 November.

Super Saturday RaceDay

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16 October 2021 | Eagle Farm Racecourse

Interstate feature races the Caulfield Cup and TAB Everest will be accompanied by a stellar racecard at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Then there’s the Oscar Salons Fashions on the Field, pop-up bars and food stalls trackside to make Super Saturday RaceDay one to remember.

Oscar Oscar Salons Ladies RaceDay

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23 October 2021 | Doomben Racecourse

Watch the Cox Plate as it happens, with the screens on course showing the legendary race live. Accompanying the interstate action is a thrilling race card at Doomben.

Moët & Chandon Derby RaceDay

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30 October 2021 | Eagle Farm Racecourse

The height of luxury is showcased on Moet & Chandon Derby RaceDay, one of the most prestigious days of spring racing shown live on the screens around the course. The racing action continues on course at Eagle Farm with an exciting race card. The thrill from the track and screens spill out onto the grounds with monochromatic fashion, incredible gastronomy, and vibrant entertainment to get the heart racing.

Canadian Club Melbourne Cup RaceDay

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2 November 2021 | Eagle Farm Racecourse

Eagle Farm will be on the largest screen in the Southern Hemisphere as the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup is shown around the course. The glamour doesn’t stop there with plenty of entertainment, Oscar Oscar Salons Fashions on the Field, pop-up bars and eateries trackside to make this a Melbourne Cup RaceDay to remember.

Teddy Bears Picnic Family RaceDay

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6 November 2021 | Eagle Farm Racecourse

This reinvigorated raceday will host exciting family friendly experiences on and off the track. Enjoy an array of jumping castles proudly provided by AstroJump, seasonal culinary delights and a family themed Fashions On The Field that emulates the style and excitement of this raceday.

To buy your tickets and for more details on the upcoming events, visit BRC’s website or follow them on Facebook

Eagle Farm Track Looking Good for Upcoming Group 1 Race

With just a few weeks to go before the Group 1 meetings, Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell has pronounced the Eagle Farm track to be in great shape and in its healthiest state, with the surface ryegrass growing strong for the winter after disease got the best of its roots, affecting its length and strength in 2020.

Months before the major races, debates about the cushion, surface, and general state of the Eagle Farm track became a worrying concern among the jockeys and trainers as their horses’ performance could be held back by a bad surface. 

Some trainers also refused to let their horses run on a hard and uncushioned surface because it could be detrimental to the animal’s physical health and welfare.

Mr Purnells said that they wouldn’t usually do a renovation of the tracks in time for a big carnival but they had to stop the roots disease from spreading.

Now, a thick grass has been visible on the Eagle Farm track with some racing pundits, who watched Derby Day at the end of May 2021, saying that it’s looking pretty good.

Racing Queensland undertook the last significant renovation of the Eagle Farm track in 2014 by ripping and replacing all of its surfaces. However, when it reopened in 2016, a number of issues sprung with the new tracks with stakeholders saying that the problems have persisted in the last five years because of the track’s mismanagement. 

The CEO also said that they have been continuously coordinating with the Brisbane Racing Club on how to improve the Eagle Farm track. 

Girls’ Day Out: Most Glamorous, Ultimate Raceday Event Is Back

This summer, prepare to have your most glamorous time at the races yet! The ultimate raceday event, Girls’ Day Out, is returning for another popping party at the Eagle Farm Racecourse. 

Ring your girlfriends and prepare your floral dress with matching fascinators as Girls’ Day Out gets underway on Saturday, the 22nd of February 2020. The party begins at 10:30 a.m. with a lot of exciting activities to experience until 6:00 p.m.

Fancy the latest trends? Then be at the all-new Stradbroke Plaza Precinct for Fashions on the Field. While you’re there, sample some mouthwatering tasty treats or quench your thirst at the pop-up bars and gourmet restaurants. 

Within the same area, you can enjoy some lavish pampering at the complimentary Pamper Bar and Henna Tattooists section. For some thrills, get a peek into your future by consulting with tarot card readers.

If you’d like some tête-à-tête with your best friend, opt for the Royal High Tea from Sirromet Wine or chill out together at My Mexican Deck from Sauza Tequila Gold.

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A number of live entertainment will be underway across the racecourse, headed by the award-winning Timotomatic, who will dish out his danceable hits on the Main Stage. Roving circus performers will be dazzling guests along with the impressive Queens of the Track.

A crew made up of “Gentlemen To Help” will be going around the racecourse to assist guests. Speaking of which, gents are welcome to tag along with their wives, girlfriends or gal pals even as this party is catered for women. They may also enjoy the same activities as the girls or watch the races live.  

To wrap up Girls’ Day Out, an after-party will be taking place at the Society Rooftop Bar.

There will be plenty to do at Girls’ Day Out with everything happening in one place. To check the packages and score tickets, visit the event page online. 

The event is presented by Priceline Pharmacy Ascot and James Street. 

Ascot’s Big Screen On the Green to Run ‘The Shining’ for Halloween Night

Dare your friends or family to watch a horror flick on Halloween night at the Big Screen on The Green in Ascot. For a frightful but fun evening, this open-air entertainment site at the Brisbane Racing Club is going to run Stephen King’s “The Shining,” on Thursday, the 31st of Oct 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

If you haven’t seen this film before, then prepare to be scared out of wits. “The Shining” and its star Jack Nicholson, as the villain Jack Torrence, have been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the top thrilling movies and intimidating villains in 100 years of film history. 

If you’ve watched “The Shining” before, relieve the experience as it is featured in one of the largest screens in the southern hemisphere. The movie’s scenes and villain are sure to raise the hair on your back or leave your heart beating fast.

Photo Credit: Big Screen on the Green/Facebook

Bring your own blankets or bean bags so you’ll be comfortable while watching the film at Big Screen on the Green. Alternatively, you may also hire picnic blankets, warm blankets or bean bags ranging from $5 to $12.

Food and drinks will be sold at the venue including alcoholic beverages and wine, as you can’t bring or pack your own. 

To book your tickets to this Halloween Big Screen on the Green event, visit the official site and select the package most suited for your preference. 

Welcome Spring with the First-Ever Brewtiful Espresso Martini Brunch in Ascot

Springtime and brunches go well together and it’s even more delightful if you could enjoy this with a glass of espresso martini. If you’re in Ascot, look no further because you can welcome a lovely spring with a mid-morning meal and a caffeine-filled drink at the Brewtiful Espresso Martini Brunch this Saturday, the 28th of Sept 2019. 

Brisbane Racing Club and Ketel One, along with The Society and Billy J Boutique, are mounting the first-ever Brewtiful Espresso Martini Brunch in Ascot, which should hopefully become a yearly tradition. 

This event takes points from previous parties celebrated at the social venue and combines people’s love for brunches, coffee and boozy drinks.

Ketel One will be serving up freshly-brewed concoctions and food at the club’s Espresso Yourself! Bar. So, go ahead and indulge with a serving of cinnamon & coffee waffles or coffee-smoked brisket burger whilst you sip your drink of choice. 

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Running from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Brewtiful Espresso Martini Brunch will also feature creative activities like ceramic painting, flower-crown making and “Design Your Own” ice block. Guests may also shop at the Billy J Boutique Pop-Up, as well as browse the heaps of market stalls that will be set up during the event. 

Live entertainment will be provided by a jazz band and a DJ whilst drag queens Vollie La Vont & Chocolate Boxx will keep the party vibe high as the hosts the event. Aside from socialising, brunching and taking photos, you may also win exciting giveaways and prizes during the program.

Photo Credit: The Society/Facebook

Dress your best and most comfortable summer outfit to enjoy this breezy brunch amidst the gorgeous greens of the Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Tickets go for $65 for the brunch package and $100 for the VIP rooftop package.

New Trackside Marina Unveiling in Ascot To Highlight 48-ft Riviera Sports Yacht

Experience a different vibe at this year’s Brisbane Racing Carnival in Ascot, as a 48-ft Riviera Sports Yacht will be docking at the new Trackside Marina at the centre of the Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Inspired by the French-Riviera, the most exclusive party will be happening at this luxury yacht, where guests may enjoy the non-stop flow of champagne, premium alcoholic drinks and other beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gourmet cocktail dishes will also be served at this grand party, whilst guests take pleasure watching the races in the most comfortable seats with unequalled visibility of the day’s events. However, plasma screens will also be all around the yacht so that guests can cheer on their favourites wherever they may be lounging and resting.

Guests who would like to indulge and reward themselves in this opulence may book a ticket to be at this new Trackside Marina unveiling on two Saturdays:

  • Kirin States Day on 25 May 2019
  • TAB Stradbroke Day on 8 June 2019

Ticket prices to gain special private access to this luxury yacht at the Trackside Marina is at $440 per person for members of the Brisbane Racing Club and $450 for non-members.

Photo Credit: Brisbane Racing Club/Facebook

To take this party to the next level, groups may also rent a Private Cabana at the Trackside Marina for $550 per person, where a personal staff will be at your service.

The 48-ft Riviera Sports Yacht and the Private Cabana will only be around until the 8th of June so grab the chance while you can!

First-Ever Pink Picnic to Welcome Autumn at Eagle Farm Racecourse In Ascot

The very first Pink Picnic is happening this Saturday, the 6th of April 2019, at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot. Guests are encouraged to dress in pink and white to mark the celebration that will hopefully become a local tradition to welcome Autumn.

Hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club, The Society, and Petal & Pup, Pink Picnic will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Some 500 seats will be available for this 18+ event, with ticket options for $75 or $100.

The Pink Party’s main event will be held at the racecourse’s alfresco dining area, where guests will be treated to live entertainment featuring acts like the Millenium Band and Gabrielle Lambe.

Expect pink-themed food, drinks, and desserts, including a wave of Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin Spritz as supplied by the sponsor of the event. Pink Party ambassador Ash Keily will also be there to make sure that the guests enjoy the day’s activities.

A Rooftop Rose Party will also be underway, where a live DJ will be rousing guests with dance music. This special-access section will also have a separate canape and beverage selection.

Each ticket holder pf the Pink Party will be able to take advantage of the pamper stations and market stalls at the racecourse grounds. Lawn games and other activities will also be set up throughout the event.

Interested guests may purchase their tickets at the official website of the Brisbane Racing Club.

Cheer On! Bloke’s Day Out is Happening in Ascot

Brisbane Racing Club is hosting a Bloke’s Day Out at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot. The event, scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. on the 23rd of March 2019, will be open to both club members and the public.

A local black-type race, which features horses with exceptional breeds and have won prestigious races, will be one of the highlights of Bloke’s Day Out.  However, there will also be big screens at the venue where guests may follow the 2019 Longines Golden Slipper as it happens live in Sydney.

There will be nine racing times to watch:

  • Race 1 – 12:18 p.m.
  • Race 2 – 12:57 p.m.
  • Race 3 – 1:37 p.m.
  • Race 4 – 2:17 p.m.
  • Race 5 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Race 6 – 3:42 p.m.
  • Race 7 – 4:18 p.m.
  • Race 8 – 4:55 p.m.
  • Race 9 – 5:30 p.m.
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Bloke’s Day Out will also feature a workshop from Racing Queensland Hall of Famer Bart Sinclair, who will impart racing tips and other helpful facts for the enthusiasts.

Other guest speakers will also be at the event. Interested parties may follow the Brisbane Racing Club’s events page for an updated list of VIP speakers.

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A fun day out with the guys (and their wives and girlfriends, too!) will not be complete without beer and food. There will be a good selection of brewers and food trucks at the air-conditioned bar. Details to these providers will be available during the actual race day.

The event will also feature live music and entertainment when the races are over. Tickets to the Bloke’s Day Out are already up for grabs. Vouchers from BCF Australia will also be distributed to the guests and someone may also win a pallet of beer.