THIS YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME, SYDNEYSIDERS WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE ACTION OF EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP DAY AT A PUBLIC LIVE SITE – RIGHT ON THE STREETS OF BARANGAROO.
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC), along with official champagne sponsor G.H.Mumm, will bring the colour and excitement of Australia’s premier racing event to The Streets with an exhilarating day of food, fashion, entertainment, and – of course – racing.
Naturally, there’ll be a big screen showing all coverage from Flemington (particularly useful if you’d rather escape the office for the big race and avoid jockeying for a view of the TV), and betting facilities on site for those who fancy a flutter.
To help you make a day of it, the restaurants will be hosting in-venue events with curated menus and packages; and there'll be public event spaces around The Streets, with pop-up eateries and bars offering tasty bites and drinks, and live entertainment to keep you in festival mode throughout the afternoon.
Make a day of it, just pop down for the big race, or join in the celebrations after work. Celebrate Cup Day Festival at Barangaroo and you’ll wish the race was more than once a year.
Note: you’ll need to be 18+ years old to enter the public entertainment areas.