It's called "the race that stops the nation" for a reason. Choose your fascinator, match your stilettos, tie your bow ties and pour the champagne for the Melbourne Cup is making its mark on Brisbane. Trackside at the Eagle Farm Racecourse is dubbed the place to be this race day with fantastic food, exceptional entertainment and top-notch track-side action.
Any day at the track wouldn't be complete without a competitive fashions on the field event and 2011 doesn't disappoint. Westfield Chermside has joined forces with Eagle Farm Racecourse to bring some fierce fashion competition for the brave. This year has been dubbed Queensland's biggest with massive prizes up for grabs. The first one hundred competitor to pre-register will receive a $25 Westfield gift voucher and a complementary Love My Sirromet Piccolo. Plus, if the winning outfit was purchased at the centre, they'll also receive an additional $500 gift voucher.
Trackside will play host to a sea of five star marquees with a selection of catering packages to suit every appetite. The Top Shelf Marquee boasts interstate racing action, food by top Brisbane Chef Philip Johnson and first class settings. Meanwhile, ticket-holders to the exclusive The Marquee can expect stretch hummer transfers, a ladies' retreat and spa, top of the range beverages all situated in a well-appointed 2000 square metre fully air-conditioned marquee.
Not to be missed is Byblos Bar Restaurant and Laruche Bar & Supperclub Spring Affair Corporate Package; a vintage-themed marquee offering a selection on tapas, canapés, vintage cocktails, Mumm Champagne, and prestigious entertainment. Ladies, get excited for the Corcoz Powder Room, and a private fashions on the field event. Plus facilities and sweeps in support of Young Care. What better excuse to attend one of the most sought after track side venues.
Tents not up your lane? Never fear for the Westfield Chermside Lawn Party offers a complimentary race book, first class buffet and a five hour beverage package, including house wines, beer and soft drinks. Perfect for the more relaxed track-sider.
So if ravelling interstate for a day at the races isn't quite in order, there is no missing out this year's Melbourne Cup Party Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse. The action kicks off on November first and tickets are available from www.brc.com.au.