The Sydney Junction Hotel is back hosting the biggest bash in town to celebrate and watch the race that stops the nation!
Every year it rolls over and on the first Tuesday of November women and men flock to Flemington and those who can’t quite make it to Melbourne have their eyes glued to the screen.
Champagne is quintessential and it is more than socially acceptable to sip on a Moet for breakfast - skip the brunch! Perhaps the biggest day Nationally on the social calendar, business comes to a halt, schools pause their classes to tune in and Melbourne has even deemed the day a public holiday!
With a long standing history as part of our national identity, the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival is the ritziest day of the year. There are Derby’s at race tracks across Australia following the event and local Derby’s that celebrate the end of the Spring Racing season.
Local pubs and hotels ravish in the event hosting parties and packages to entertain guests and encourage involvement in all race day actions, sweeps and fascinators parades, best dressed and punters coming in waves! There is something for everyone and even the unlikeliest of betters put down $5 to try their luck.
This year SJ’s is hoping to bring back a bigger and better event than last year! Set to be a huge day, doors open early at 8am with the party continuing right after the last race in run.