CUP DAY HORSEPLAY
Get ready to soak up the atmosphere of TABtouch Melbourne Cup Day at Ascot Racecourse with 'the race that stops a nation!' Ascot Racecourse is only place in Perth to celebrate the Melbourne Cup with LIVE horse racing and entertainment aplenty. Enjoy stylish fashions, stylish new bars, food trucks, pop-up bars, and don't forget to have a flutter.
General Admission Tickets
All ticketed hospitality packages are now fully sold out. Avoid FOMO and secure your General Admission tickets to the biggest Melbourne Cup Day party in Perth. General Admission tickets are $35 each (discounted early bird rates of $25.50 apply up to seven days prior to the event or for pre-purchased group bookings). Join us for the best priced ticket in town at Ascot Racecourse and celebrate with an extensive range of food and bar outlets, on-course entertainment and party precincts.
All day entertainment in the Flametree Garden
Gather your group, dress up and dance away in the ever-popular Flametree Garden, the best day-time party spot in Perth this Melbourne Cup Day. Enjoy all-day music, pop-up bars, food trucks, plenty of shaded seating areas, betting facilities and more. There's also a big screen so you won't miss any of the Flemington action, and all the local racing is just a few steps away.
Food Truck Heaven
Ascot Racecourse will have over 15 various food trucks around the course. Make sure you wonder and enjoy treats from popular vendors including That Food Truck, Little Dutchies, Nunzio's Pizza, Baolicious, Up in Smoke, Wingman, Chips on a Stick, Hoki Bao and more. In addition to the many food trucks, you can also purchase a range of delicious burgers including brekky burgers, Mrs Macs pies, hot chips, energy drinks and refreshments from the Main Bar and Corner Grill.
Bars and Pop-Ups
Did you know there are more than 20 bars at Ascot Racecourse on Cup Day? In addition to our range of fixed bars, there is a range of pop-up bars for you to enjoy including: The Trophy Room, Pop-Up Mumm Yacht Bar, Pimms Van, Gordon's Lemon Gin Pop-Up, Cavaliere Prosecco Cart, Kirin Pavilion Bar, Byron Bay Beer Garden, Stone Motherless, Flametree Bar, Gin Parlour, Mumm Champagne Bar... and more!
Live local racing and all the Flemington action
Did we mention Ascot Racecourse is the ONLY place in Perth to experience Cup Day with live local racing? There's plenty of fabulous vantage points, shaded seating areas and screens to catch all the local and interstate racing action. The Lexus Melbourne Cup will preview across course, including on the massive Ascot SuperScreen at 12pm live from Flemington, you won't miss a thing!
Transport & Road Closures
We have your Cup Day rideshare sorted thanks to DiDi Australia. Receive 1x $50% ride voucher (capped at $15 per trip) with promo code PERTHRACES.
A reminder that Melbourne Cup Day brings road closures to Grandstand Road, so please plan ahead.
There are 6 public car parks within easy walking distance to the entrance gates. You can also get to the Racecourse by bus or train, refer to the Transperth website for up-to-date information.
Gates officially open at 8.30am, bars and food outlets available from 10am. If you have booked in one of our restaurants or ticketed functions, access to your event will be from 10.45am - please refer to your ticketing email from Perth Racing for further information on your function access and timings.
Let the horseplay begin!