A Day At The Races

Horse Racing Australia

A typical Australian tradition that everyone who visits must experience is a good old-fashioned day at The Races. Girls gather your girlfriends, don your prettiest frocks, and pin a fascinator in your hair. Guys, suit up in your finest threads, shave that beard, and add some cologne. The Races is a fantastic day out – whether it be the race that stops a nation, or just some Saturday Races fun. It’s a great chance to get dressed up, place a few bets, and celebrate gorgeous weather, gorgeous friends and gorgeous greens. We clue you in on the hottest spots to enjoy a day at The Races…

Get ready for The Races

Randwick Races, Sydney

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy The Races, you can guarantee that Randwick will have you covered every Saturday. The racetrack is impressive, and the backdrop sublime. The Randwick Racecourse hosts a number of fun events, but you can rest assured that every Saturday, there will be dresses, there will be bets, and there will be horses racing. The Twilight Racing on Friday 29th November and Friday 20th December are the perfect way to enjoy daylight savings and a well deserved Friday celebration. There’s plenty of horse racing info online to help you decide which horses to bet on before you head out to the track.

Flemington Races, Melbourne

The number one venue for The Races in Australia is the home of the official Melbourne Cup Race. And what better way to celebrate Christmas with friends than a day out to The Races. On Saturday 21st December, Flemington is hosting a Christmas Raceday, where families and party-goers alike are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, place a few bets and enjoy a sunny day with the horses. If you’re not sure how to pick and bet on winners, there will be a few handy helpers around to impart some veteran knowledge, but it always helps to bring a friend that knows everything there is to know about The Races.

The Races

Gold Coast Turf Club

The busiest racetrack in Australia, this club has races every Saturday of the year, as well as a number of weekday races that pop up on a regular basis. The Summer Surf Sprint Raceday on Saturday 7th December is a fantastic way to ring in the summer season and stay late to enjoy the long summer nights. Take a blanket and enjoy a fun day out at The Races with the whole family. There will be plenty of furniture and shade for everyone to ensure everyone enjoys the lovely, relaxed atmosphere on the Southern Lawn. Brush up on your betting skills by discovering how the pros do it on Practical Punting. You might even go home with some cash prizes!

Going to The Races is a typical Australian event that can be enjoyed anywhere there’s a racetrack. When travelling through Oz, it’s tradition to go to The Races just to see why everyone loves it so much. So get all dressed up for a big day out, and enjoy everything the summer sunshine and the Aussie racetracks have to offer.

About Sam Oldfield

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, I was a keen surfer and beach junkie from early on. My first overseas trip was to the Caribbean, and I've been chasing the summer sun ever since. I wrapped up my media degree at uni, and decided to move to Australia. The land downunder is full of beaches, babes and brilliant adventures. I'm just hitch-hiking my way around this sunny paradise, one travel blog at a time.
This entry was posted in Melbourne, New South Wales, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>