Melbourne Cup is more than a racing meet, it has evolved into one of Australia’s most eagerly anticipated Spring Fashion Carnival and social events. ‘A Day at The Races’ is a spring ritual and milestone in the Gladstone events calendar.

This years event promises to be bigger and better, with more inclusions,  all in air-conditioned comfort.

November 5 | 11am – 4pm

$65 per ticket

  • 3 hours canapes
  • Live entertainment from DANYON
  • Fashion Parade
  • Fashion on the field, prizes for best dressed!
  • Live Melbourne Cup race viewing on 2 massive screens
  • Sweeps
  • Lucky horseshoe prize

***SPECIAL BUY LOCAL OFFER***

Shop locally for your dress, shoes or accessories for this years event, present your receipt at the GECC Box Office and receive a buy local ticket price of $52!

  • Item purchased must directly relate to your outfit for the A Day at the Races Event
  • Buy local discount only applies to shops within the Gladstone Regional
  • 1 discounted ticket per receipt
  • Receipt must be dated between August 17 and November 6 2019
  • Receipts for items unrelated to the event will NOT be accepted

Entertainment

As seen at this year’s B2G Village and Rockhampton’s Pop Up Polo Event, DANYON is headlining A Day at the Races in 2019.

DANYON is multi-platform artist based on Brisbane. Hailing from South Africa, his life-long ability to connect with people transpires in his performances. Originally working as a photographer, Danyons creative energy has transformed into a career as a DJ, Model and Music Producer.

Currently holding a number of residency’s in Brisbane’s biggest clubs, he will be coming through to A Day at The Races with a lively mix of Hip Hop, RnB and House for you.

Exclusive Menu

3 Hours Canapes

1st course

Kenilworth Brie & Blistered Cherry Tomato Croute – gf, v

Bundaberg Rockmelon & Prosciutto – gf, df

Local Banana Prawn & Tamarind Rice Paper Rolls

“The Caves” Heirloom Pumpkin & Tyme Arancini, Parmesan Soil – v

Sushi Maki, Wakami Salad, Pickled Ginger – vegan

3rd course 

Slow cooked Kimberley Red Beef Ribs & Yorkshires – gf

Calliope Free Range Chicken & Mushroom Turnover

Local Crispy Whole Baby Calamari – gf

Confit Duck & Brick Pastry Pie

Roasted Cauliflower, Kale, Fregola Boats, Sundried Cranberries – vegan

2nd course

Hervey Bay scallop & Bundaberg Macadamia Nut Crumb – gf

Mount Larcom Red Pepper & Feta Tart – gf, v

Biloela Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends – gf, df

Fitzroy River Barramundi Fingers

Roasted Tomato & Basil Arancini, Rocket Pesto, Tomato Coulis – vegan

4th course 

Petite Choux pastries

Petite Mille-feuille

Petite Chocolate & Raspberry Brownie

Petite White Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake

Valharona Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Lollipops – gf, vegan

Race Day Cocktail 

Flemington Spritz
Pavan, Passoa, Prosecco and soda water

Makybe Dry
Canadian Club, Ginger Ale, Lime, Orange, Strawberry

Indoor Beer Garden

Hendricks Lane on tap

This year we are thrilled to announce that Taneil Bennet is our Race Day Ambassador!

When it comes to all things style, fashion and racing there are few that could rival our event Ambassador. Taneil has a love for the process as well as the end result with hours spent on research, sourcing elements and working with makers to have her vision come together.

Taneil is a busy mum who works for GPC and finds the time to run her own small business That Cake Chic with the support of her builder husband Steven.

As a proud local Taneil is always excited to organise and attend events, especially if she can dress up and have a fabulous time with friends which made her the perfect pick for inaugural GECC’s Day at the Races Ambassador.

Exclusive Deals

3 Style Clothing

Present your ticket to GECC’s Melbourne Cup Event and receive 20% off full price ladies race wear! The ticket must be presented in store when making your purchase to receive the discount and is available until the day of the event.

Shoe Luxe Gladstone

Present your ticket to GECC’s Melbourne Cup Event and receive 20% off full price shoes and clutches! The ticket must be presented in store when making your purchase to receive the discount and is available until the day of the event.

Runway 7

Present your ticket to GECC’s Melbourne Cup Event and receive 20% off full price ladies race wear! The ticket must be presented in store when making your purchase to receive the discount and is available until the day of the event.

Saltt Clothing

Present your ticket to GECC’s Melbourne Cup Event and receive 20% off full price ladies race wear! The ticket must be presented in store when making your purchase to receive the discount and is available until the day of the event.

Requests for Service

Sweeps

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is seeking request for service from local Charities and Not for Profit Organisations to organise, promote and run the Sweeps Activity at GECC’s 2019 Melbourne Cup ‘A Day at the Races’ Event.