Aussies know what makes Summer great. It’s a time to celebrate the important things in life. Sun, fun, relaxing with friends, days out with the family and the chance to enjoy our favourite sporting events.
Enter the Festival of Racing, a six week showcase of premium thoroughbred racing at Victoria’s most iconic racetracks from February to March. Featuring the first Group 1 race meetings of the calendar year, the Festival of Racing is where the new stars of the track come out to play, culminating in the $1 million Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.
But the Festival of Racing is more than just horse racing. This year, people of all ages are invited to relax in style and enjoy an event like no other on the lawns of Caulfield, Flemington, The Valley and a range of Country Racecourses. Spread out on the lawn, open the gourmet picnic hamper and share a unique Summer moment with family and friends.
Love the races but get sick of the crowds and the strict dress code during Spring? The Festival of Racing is definitely for you. Swap your fascinator for a sun hat and your suit and tie for an open neck shirt and shorts. Whatever you feel relaxed in. Just remember, dressing casual can also be stylish as hell.
Chilling out has never been so exciting.
Search all the dining and hospitality options available across all venues this Festival of Racing.
Get an in-depth look into the heroes of our sport. Discover what motivates our trainers, jockeys, stablehands and owners to shine during the Festival of Racing and the love and care that support our most powerful athletes - the horse.
Take a look behind-the-scenes of the world of racing and learn what it takes to compete in the Festival of Racing.
Experience all that racing has to offer.
With amazing food, dining, music and entertainment on offer the Festival of Racing is your ultimate day out.