What’s On! Spring Racing Guide And The New AAMI Marquee

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You might’ve seen snaps of the cool new bright pink AAMI marquee all over the internet at the Morphetville Racecourse.

It’s been introduced as the hottest place to be on the Champagne Lawns this Spring Racing season. 

Well, good news punters, whilst Melbourne Cup Day requires purchasing a spot to hang in the marquee, November 3rd Derby Day is letting all general admission to enjoy the hot spot. 

This marquee will provide the perfect backdrop to the Lawn Party and it opens out to a smaller terrace area – complete with umbrellas, indoor and outdoor seating and a private bar.

Also exciting for the fashionista’s who want their iconic outfit preserved on more than just an Iphone x, there’s also The Fashion Booth.

A first of its kind digital photo booth, mirrored on all sides (outside and in) that’ll showcase your carefully constructed ensemble from all flawless angles.

If you’re having trouble visualising, have a suss of what you’re to expect here:

Photo Credit: Meaghan Coles

Your guide to what’s coming up in the Spring Racing Carnival

AAMI Victoria Derby Day – Saturday 3rd November

Enjoy a full day of live racing on the track. Watch the Derby Day races streamed live from Flemington and check out the new AAMI Marquee. Entertainment present in the form of Dylan Smith, Dusty Lee, hit107 DJ and Borna V Dancespace.

There’s also loads of packages up for purchase!

Restaurant 1873: formerly the Winning Post Restaurant and one of the premium locations with a superb view to see the racing action! The restaurant is on the second floor of the Member’s Grandstand and overlooks the Winning Post. More info on package pricing here.

Private Suites: you get your own private suite located in the Heritage Grandstand and overlooking the home straight. Personalised service, attending to your catering needs! More info here.

Spring Carnival Lawn Party: See the races close up from the gorgeous Champagne Lawns. Enjoy live entertainment (mentioned above) and access to outstanding food and beverage options from some of Adelaide’s best street vendors. More info here.

Punters Lounge: Join the racing purists in the punters lounge where you’ll be served an indulgent, grazing cocktail menu and a five-hour premium beverage package from the elevated viewing deck. Details here.

AAMI Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 6th November

The biggest race day of the year is at the Morphettville Racecourse where you’ll see a new chapter in the history of the races. This is definitely a day to enjoy with a package and here are a few of the best ones!

Trackside Experience: this indulgent package gets you an afternoon of trackside luxury with gourmet grazing cocktail food and cheese platters! Located on the Champagne Lawns and styled with gorgeous decor. 

The Home Straight: a private balcony whilst being treated to a delicious three course luncheon and platinum drinks package? See the ‘race that stops the nation’ from this iconic location on the home straight at Morphettville. More details here.

The Champions Balcony: watch the races from the spacious outdoor alfresco! The winning post is just in view too. Pricing details here.

Photo Finish: experience Melbourne Cup Day in true race day style in this exclusive grandstand location.  You’ll experience a unique private indoor/outdoor area with wonderful views overlooking the mounting yard and track. More info here.

There’s more Melbourne Cup day packages on offer, so for a comprehensive list head to their website by clicking HERE.


Ottherwise, Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation so if you wanna jump on the celebration somewhere else check out our guide to what’s on for Melbourne Cup around Adelaide.

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