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Planning a stress-free spring carnival

September 21, 2020

Planning a day at the races can be stressful, but as long as you follow these steps your day should remain as stress-free as possible.

Plan the days you wish to attend

You may be planning to attend the whole carnival, or you might just want to narrow it down to one or two days. Check out our raceday calender to find out what day or days suit you best.

Get your tickets early

You know what they say, the early bird gets the worm! Buying tickets early online for spring carnival is always a great idea to avoid disappointment, and also so happens to be the only way to score your raceday tickets during these unprecedented times. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Dress code

The Australian Turf Club kindly asks all guests to adhere to our dress code which is in place to maintain the sense of occasion that makes a raceday so special. If attending the Members’ Reserve area you will need to abide by the strict dress code guidelines, to find out more see our dress code regulations.

To help with your raceday fashion inspiration, check out our ‘Trackside Styling Tips’ by Jess Pecoraro.

As of 1 October, the Australian Turf Club will be asking guests to wear masks at all times when not seated at their table. There will be masks available for purchase at outlets, cafes and bars across the Everest Carnival. The masks come in four different designs and are $15 per mask, with all proceeds going to the ATC Foundation.

If attending on Everest Day, keep in mind the colour theme of the day is ‘a touch of blue’.

As per our COVID-19 exemption from NSW Health, we request that patrons must wear a mask when not seated.

Getting to the races

Our racecourses are well serviced by public transport whether it be the light rail, bus or train, but be mindful that face masks are now strongly recommended on public transport by TransportNSW. Otherwise our venues offer a substantial amount of free parking available to both General Admission and Members. Arrive early to avoid any disappointment as parking is subject to availability and you will no longer be granted access into the car park once it is deemed full.

Find out more about our parking and travel options for Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens on our website.

Food & Drink

Across all our venues there is numerous food and drink outlets to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If fine dining is your preference, be sure to get in early and book your seat as seats and tables sell out fast leading into Spring Carnival, especially at the moment due to limited seating and capacities due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Unfortunately during these unprecedented times, BYO picnic lunches are currently not permitted at any of our venues.

Departing after the races

The best tip to departing any of our racecourses quickly is to leave early, or during the last race. Once the last race has concluded most patrons will be heading towards the exits, whether it be to drive home, grab a taxi/Uber or hop on a bus or train/light rail. When exiting our venues crowds may begin to form, but please remember to social distance.

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