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Hawkesbury Cup Day
Saturday 4 May 2024

Join us for the grandest event in the Hawkesbury, where the air is charged with excitement, the sights are spectacular, and the atmosphere is electric.

 

Experience the thrill of racing, indulge in exquisite tastes, and immerse yourself in a day filled with unforgettable moments. Don't miss the heartbeat of Hawkesbury at its biggest celebration!

Revel in group racing and witness the country's best athletes compete for a staggering $1.8 million prize pool.

RACE 1 - 11.20am | RACE 10 - 4.45pm. To view the race schedule, please click here. 

Gates Open:

10.30 am

General Admission Early-Bird: $20.00

General Admission
On The Day: $25.00

Free On-Course

Parking

- Raceday Packages -

Ted McCabe Hospitality Package

Our premium signature race day package held in the Ted McCabe Function Centre offering panoramic views of the track and surrounding Blue Mountains while enjoying private amenities.

 

  • Admission on course

  • Reserved seating in the Ted McCabe Function Centre that overlooks the front lawn and home straight

  • Canapes on arrival, premium buffet luncheon with fresh seafood, dessert buffet and signature afternoon Vili's mini pies

  • 5 hour beverage package including house beer, wine, sparkling and non-alcoholic drinks

  • Complimentary racebook for all guests

  • Access to private betting and bookmaking facilities


$209pp - SOLD OUT

Bookings less than 10 guests may be merged with another group.

Ted McCabe Veranda Hospitality Package

Located outside under the veranda of the Ted McCabe Function Centre offering panoramic views of the track and surrounding Blue Mountains. Watch all the action unfold in front of you and ensure that your day is winning from the beginning. 

 

  • Admission on course

  • Reserved seating on the Ted McCabe Verandfa that overlooks the front lawn and home straight

  • Canapes on arrival, premium buffet luncheon with fresh seafood, dessert buffet and signature afternoon Vili's mini pies

  • 5 hour beverage package including house beer, wine, sparkling and non-alcoholic drinks

  • Complimentary racebook for all guests

  • Access to private betting and bookmaking facilities


$189pp - SOLD OUT

Tables of 6, bookings less or more than 6 guests may be merged with another group.

Clarendon Room Cocktail Package

Our Clarendon Function Room is host to a cocktail style event with a canape menu and beverage package so you can celebrate the iconic Cup Day in style!

 

  • Admission on course

  • Unreserved seating in the Clarendon Function room located on the left as you enter the racecourse

  • Premium canape menu served throughout the afternoon

  • 5 hour beverage package including house beer, wine, sparkling and non-alcoholic drinks

  • Complimentary racebook for all guests

  • Access to private betting and bookmaking facilities

$149pp - SOLD OUT

Front Lawn Precinct

Experience thundering hooves fly past you along the home straight. Relax trackside in the Front Lawn Precinct and watch all the racing unfold in front of you. Secure your seat and enjoy the buzz of the electrifying raceday atmosphere.

  • Admission on course

  • Reserved seating and tables as per your ticketing numbers

  • Option pre-purchase our Grazing Platters

$55pp - SOLD OUT

*Please note if a child under 18yo is accompanying you on this day and they require a seat, a ticket will need to be purchased. Young children or toddlers that do not need a seat will not require a ticket.  

Custom table arrangements as per your ticketing numbers.
Please book as a group to be seated together or contact the office to merge bookings

Clarendon Brasserie Dining Room

Enjoy a day at the races. Our Clarendon Brasserie Dining Room offers relaxed casual dining for racegoers and  is located behind The Betting Ring to the left of the snack bar. Betting facilities will be available in the room plus surrounding TV screens, so you won’t miss a moment of the action at Hawkesbury and across Australia.

 

  • Admission on course

  • Reserved seating in the Clarendon Brasserie Dining Room
    (2 hour booking time)

  • Select a main meal & dessert from our Brasserie Menu

  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee

  • Complimentary race book

$58pp - SOLD OUT!
Custom table arrangements as per your ticketing numbers.

Walk-ins welcome. 

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Fashions On The Field

Immerse yourself in the epitome of style and elegance with our Fashion on the Fields competition this Hawkesbury Cup Day.

 

Show off your finest Autumn-inspired ensemble, from head to toe, incorporating the latest trends and race-day etiquette. Embrace your individuality and creativity as you showcase sophistication and flair on the racetrack.

- How To Enter -

Entering our Fashions On The Field competition has never been easier!

Create a standout Autumn racewear look from head to toe, while showcasing your unique style, sophistication, and flair for creativity.

Register at the
Fashion Chute

Snap a pic with your Registration Number

Upload to socials & tag Hawkesbury Race Club!

  1. Head to the Fashion Chute to register your details between 10.30am-12.30pm and collect your registration number.

  2. Take a photo anywhere on-course with your registration number showing.

  3. Upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook and tag Hawkesbury Race Club!
    @hawkesburyraces (Instagram) | @HawkebsuryRaceClub (Facebook) | #CupDayFOTF2024
    (Please ensure your account is set to 'Public' for the duration of the competition)

  4. Three finalists from each category will be contacted after Race 4.

  5. The finalists will be invited on stage to showcase their outfits and will be judged live.

- Categories & Judging Criteria - 

Best Dressed
Lady

Best Dressed Gentleman

Best
Millinery

Best Dressed Lady

Judges are looking for a standout Autumn racewear look from head to toe, 
Your look must compliment you: your body shape and colouring, 
Ladies must wear a headpiece, either a hat or fascinator that compliments her outfit, 
Attention to detail including headpiece, bag, jewellery, and shoes,
Outfit must be appropriate: plunging necklines and miniskirts are not appropriate race day attire, 
Gloves and stockings are not essential, 
Closed toed shoes are preferred to compliment your Autumn look, 
Appropriate grooming and deportment. 

Best Dressed Gentleman

Judges are looking for a standout Autumn racewear look from head to toe,

Gentlemen are permitted to wear trousers or chinos,

Gentlemen must wear a tie or bowtie,

Attention to detail of accessories such as cufflinks, lapel flower, hat and pocket chief may be considered.

Best Millinery

Due consideration must be given to seasonally appropriate millinery, showcasing style, current trends, originality, imagination,
creativity, and attention to detail,

Individuals’ overall presentation, deportment, grooming, as well as attention paid to their millinery and accessories
to add the finishing touches to their outfit,

Best overall millinery will be selected from the contestants of the Best Dressed Lady competition.

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