DARWIN CUP CARNIVAL 2015

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It’s July, the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup is galloping towards us and once again we will witness the Northern Territory come alive with Carnival Fever.

There’s no other time of year when the sound of horse hooves and high heels echo together in such perfect harmony. When people from all walks of life come together to enjoy the ‘Sport of Kings’ and take in the excitement, racing action, atmosphere, fashion, elegance and social delights of what has become one of the most anticipated events of its type in the country.

In excess of 40,000 people are again expected to attend trackside across the eight days of racing spanning four weeks and culminating in the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup on Monday, 3rd August. This includes a large number of interstate travellers who often stay on to enjoy the off-course tourist attractions that Darwin and the Northern Territory have to offer.

Each year, the Carnival attracts more and more interstate trainers and horses to compliment the crucial, ever-present local contingent of industry professionals vying for a piece of the $1.95 million stakes on offer throughout the month-long Carnival. These are the people who create the spectacle we are all here to watch unfold.

CARLTON MID DARWIN CUP CARNIVAL OVERVIEW

NEW
Alfresco CanapÉ Luncheon
Enjoy a sit down canapé style luncheon on the Sid Parker Verandah
Excellent views of the mounting yard, home straight and winning post.
Available Days 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of Carnival
Members $70
Non-members $100

DAY 1
Saturday 4th July
HOT100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
(First leg of the $100,000 SKYCITY Darwin Triple Crown Bonus)
Gate Entry: Adult $20,
Conc. $15, U12 Free
Gates Open 10am,
Local Racing from 1pm

DAY 2
Saturday 11th July
AUFS Chief Minister’s Cup Day (Family Race Day)
Gate Entry: Adult $20,
Conc. $15, U18 Free
Gates Open 10am, Local Racing from 1pm

DAY 3
Wednesday 15th July
Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
Entertainment by ‘The Kicks’ on the lawns until 8pm after the races
Gate Entry: Adult $30,
Conc. $20, U12 Free
Gates Open 10am,
Local Racing from 1.30pm

DAY 4
Saturday 18th July
SKYCITY Darwin NT Derby Day
(Second leg of the $100,000 SKYCITY Darwin Triple Crown Bonus)
Black and White theme
Gate Entry: Adult $25,
Conc. $20, U12 Free
Gates Open 10am,
Local Racing from 1pm

DAY 5
Saturday 25th July
Sky Racing Metric Mile Race Day
Gate Entry: Adult $20,
Conc. $15, U12 Free
Gates Open 10am,
Local Racing from 1.30pm

DAY 6
Wednesday 29th July
Darwin Corporate Park Race Day
Gate Entry: Adult $20,
Conc. $15, U12 Free
Gates Open 10am,
Local Racing from 2.30pm

Thursday 30th July
Breakfast with the Stars see the thoroughbred stars in work ahead of Darwin Cup Weekend
Darwin Turf Club – 6.30am
FREE & Open to all

Darwin Magic Millions Select Tried Horse Sale
4.30pm Darwin Turf Club Schweppes Pavilion
(FREE & Open to all)

Friday 31st July
Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Barrier Draw
11.00am
Aces, SKYCITY Darwin Casino

DAY 7
Saturday 1st August
bet365 Palmerston Sprint Race Day
Gate Entry: Adult $40,
Conc. $30, U12 Free
Gates Open 10am,
Local Racing from 12.30pm

NEW
PUNTER’S DECK
It’s a punter’s paradise – situated on the top level of the Executive Marquee boasting fabulous views of the mounting yard, main straight and winning post it’s the perfect vantage point to take in the racing action on bet365 Palmerston Sprint Race Day.
Includes: continuous canapés and beverage package
Members $175
Non-members $225

Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball
On the lawns at SKYCITY Darwin Casino
Featuring Las Vegas Headliner Frankie Moreno
Tickets: $415

Sunday 2nd August
Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Calcutta
Media Panel Discussion on the “Cup”
Darwin RSL Club
Commencing at 2pm

DAY 8
Monday 3rd August
Carlton Mid Darwin Cup
(Final leg of the $100,000 SKYCITY Darwin Triple Crown Bonus)
Trackside After Party until 8pm
Gate Entry: Adult $60,
Conc. $45, U12 Free
Gates Open 9am,
Local Racing from 12pm

Tickets Available
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