Nine Unforgettable Stories to Make at The Championships Day 2 - Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day
Discover what's on this Saturday
April 4, 2022
Ahead of The Championships Day 2 – Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day at Royal Randwick, here is our inside track on how to make the most of your day (Gates open at 10.00am for Members and 10.15am for everyone else, arrive early to grab the best spots).
In the event of wet weather, there are plenty of indoor and undercover spaces to still have a great day. Members can visit The Stables (the place to party after the last) and refurbed Official Stand, while General Admission racegoers can enjoy the buzz and hullabaloo of the betting ring of the ground floor Kensington Room or the spectacular new WINX Stand (watching a race on its rooftop terrace is a must).
BEAT THE QUEUES
While there is plenty of parking at Royal Randwick, keep in mind that travel on Sydney trains, buses, light rail and ferry to and from the racecourse is included in your ticket. Just present proof of ticket purchase or your Membership card while boarding or at the terminal.
experience it all at winx
Stylish lounges, panoramic rooftop bars, live entertainment, unprecedented race views and full protection from the elements, WINX is racing re-imagined. On the ground floor, the Canadian Club Trackside Party will have DJ’s bringing the vibes from morning ’til night and the Grainshaker Vodka Bar returns after it’s debut on The Star Championships Day 1 (keep an eye out for giveaways). On the top-floor, if you can drag yourself away from the views then there will be tipsters in the North room while the Gallery South offers more eclectic beats (and Schweppes Cocktail Cart) ! The awesome outdoor Furphy Terrace Bar sits between these rooms and serves the official beer of the Australian Turf Club.
discover your fashion story
It’s your final chance to raise the Fashion Stakes to win for Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Make the raceday your runway and enter the Longines Prize For Elegance fashion competition online or on-course for your chance to win a stylish Longines watch. A prize will be awarded to one lucky female and male. You don’t even have to be on track to win. Get some inspo from our 2022 Autumn Style Guide.
diNE IN STYLE
For those lucky to have secured a place in the trackside hospitality experience, The Conservatory Dining Room, you’ll be treated to gourmet canapés on arrival by our Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Culinary Ambassador Dany Karam, from BLACK Bar & Grill at The Star. PS: There are still some spaces available – click here to reserve your place.
General Admission guests will also enjoy a sensory sensation when grabbing a bite from some of Sydney’s best street food vendors. This Saturday you can try out delights from Greek Street, Gozleme, Caminito, and Hot Dogs.
EXCITING pop up bars
Discover a world of bubbles at Destination Chandon, or enjoy Lion’s best craft beers on tap at the Malt Shovel Tap House. The Aperol Combi will house a DJ to keep you dancing, and you can try an unmistakably orange Aperol Spritz nearby.
For Members, try some the finest wines at the Petaluma Bar on the ground floor of the Official Stand, or share a #MoetMoment at the Moët & Chandon Garden on the Members Lawn. Enjoy a handmade Mr Black and Grainshaker Vodka Espresso Martini from the Mr Black Bar behind the Official Stand. Pop up to The Stables on Level 4 of the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand to visit the new Grainshaker Terrace Bar, with views over the Theatre of the Horse and the Sydney skyline, serving a range of cocktails.
INSTAGRAM WORTHY moments
Upon arrival, don’t forget to grab a snap at the spectacular Photo Moment near the Theatre of the Horse. Keep an eye out for roving entertainment including Mirror Jugglers, Blanca Dolls, The Press Gang and Compliment Booth for some fun Insta story content.
Get up close with premium luxury vehicles at the Bentley vehicle display behind the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand.
Need a hair touch up? Experience the latest beauty innovation the Dyson Corrale straightener at the Styled with Dyson Marquee. Enjoy complimentary hair touch ups jump into their fun 360 degree photo moment. #StyledWithDyson
YOUR soundtrAck to the championships day 2 – longines queen elizabeth stakes day
Throughout the day get your boogie on to DJ’s playing bangers around the track. Visit the DJs at The Canadian Club Trackside Party at WINX, the Aperol Combi on the front lawn, the Schweppes Cocktail Cart on level 1 of the WINX Stand, and the Moët & Chandon Garden (for Members).
After the races finish, and as the sun goes down follow the unmistakable sounds of ABBA to the Theatre of the Horse where arguably the world’s most famous tribute act, Bjorn Again will be whipping up a party atmosphere.
Join the Punters Podium
New to the betting scene? Have the team from Racing and Sports strategically invest your money across races 5 to 9 in the Punters Podium. Tickets are available for only $10 a pop from any TAB operator on the day. View the results at the Punters Podium in the Betting Ring, or online Racing and Sports website. Remember to gamble responsibly.
of course…. world-class racing
Headlining the day is three Group 1 races: the renowned $4million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the $2 million Schweppes Sydney Cup, and the $1 million The Star Australian Oaks. Here’s where to watch the horses on a raceday (we recommend a visit to the truly evocative day stalls). Study the form on our downloadable racebook.
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