A day’s racing is unquestionably a social ritual best enjoyed with friends. The unique rhythm of a raceday allows plenty of time to enjoy a catch up over a bite to eat or relax sharing a bottle of Champagne. It is the perfect occasion for your group of friends, family or colleagues to celebrate. Plan your day ahead and save up to 40% on group bookings when you book in advance as a group of 10 or more. Book by 31st January and 31st July to enjoy best prices for Sydney Autumn Carnival and Everest Carnival respectively. A group ticket is a great value day out, especially as guests can bring a picnic (or you can leave that for us to organise that for you). We recommend downloading the CLIPP app to set up a group bar tab. Here are a few other convenient options to make your raceday celebrations unforgettable.
Great for Groups
Life is better with friends and so is a day at the races.
Let us take care of preparing a picnic for you. Relax on the lawn with a hamper filled with a deluxe selection of hot and cold delicacies. Pre-ordered gourmet hampers are collected on the day. Available at Royal Randwick, Canterbury Park, Warwick Farm and Rosehill Gardens.
Enhance your day with a ticket upgrade option. Centennial Reserve on Level 3 at Royal Randwick offers a reserved table overlooking the home straight from the sleek and modern surrounds. Open Terraces at Rosehill Gardens offer private outdoor party deck. Parties of 8 should look out for private cabanas that are available over Carnivals.
Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day with live racing at Royal Randwick
Our biggest day of the year for groups. Royal Randwick is the only place in Sydney to witness live racing action on Melbourne Cup Day. Celebrate with colleagues and friends, witness the ‘race that stops the nation’ from Flemington live on one of the southern hemisphere’s largest outdoor screens and get closer to the action with a live nine race card. Includes live music after-racing. Picnic tables available to reserve.
We have a selection of private or semi-private entertainment spaces for your group inclusive of food and beverages. For example, The Jockeys’ Suite offers a characterful private setting at Royal Randwick, The Hive has a the botanical rooftop bar feel at Rosehill Gardens and Private Suites offer complete exclusivity at either course.
Toast the day with a personalised message on a Moët & Chandon Magnum presented to your table along with four beautiful gold goblets. Available at all racecourses.
Celebrate your Christmas party at the prestigious Royal Randwick, vibrant Rosehill Gardens or even at a laid-back Friday night at Canterbury Park. Explore our festive raceday hospitality options or let us assist you to find a place for you. We also offer private venue hire to host your corporate celebrations on non-racedays too.