The Melbourne Cup is one of the highlights of Spring racing and many of us look forward to enjoying a Cup Day function or day at the races.

Whether you are at a work lunch, a fancy function or lucky enough to enjoy the live racing action at the track, here are five ways to help you celebrate the race that stops the nation.

1. Get a group together

Melbourne Cup day is a great excuse to get together with your friends, family or colleagues.  There are so many options for celebrating the Cup, for instance, a catered function, at someone’s house or even at the race track. Just make sure you create a great atmosphere and have access to a screen so you can all watch the big race together!

2. Sweeps

Sweeps can be a fun way for everyone to get involved in the outcome of the Melbourne Cup race, even if they aren’t into betting. Sweeps are great at the office, among friends or you could even be part of a formal sweep through a betting organisation.

3. Eat and drink well

Celebrating and good food and drinks go hand-in-hand, and this applies especially for Melbourne Cup day. Catered luncheon events are always popular, but make sure you book early as events tend to sell out fast. Still available at Ascot Racecourse are tickets to Trackside Club, The Treasury, Flying Colours Restaurant and The Terrace Restaurant.

4. Dress up

A highlight of horse racing is Fashions on the Field and Melbourne Cup day always attracts great racing looks from women and men alike. Fascinators, hats, suits and frocks – this is your excuse to step out of your comfort zone and dress to the nines

5. Live horse racing action

Nothing beats enjoying live horse racing action on Melbourne Cup day and the only place in Perth to experience this is at Ascot Racecourse. Soak up the atmosphere of TABtouch Melbourne Cup Day at Ascot with great entertainment, stylish fashions and plenty of dining and bar options, including food trucks and pop-up bars.

 

See what’s on at Ascot

 

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