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

GECC’s A Day at the Races is back in 2019!

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

$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.

Menu

3 Hours Canapes

1st course

Kenilworth Brie & blistered cherry tomato croute

Bundaberg Rockmelon & prosciutto

Local Banana prawn & Tamarind Rice paper rolls

“The caves” heirloom pumpkin & tyme arancini, Parmesan soil

2nd course

Hervey Bay scallop & Bundaberg Macadamia nut crumb

Mount Larcom red pepper & feta tart

Biloela smoked pork belly burnt ends

Fitzroy river barramundi fingers

3rd course 

Slow cooked Kimberley red beef ribs & Yorkshires

Calliope free range chicken & Mushroom turnover

Local Crispy whole Baby calamari

Confit duck & brick pastry pie

4th course 

Petite Choux pastries

Petite Mille-feuille

Petite chocolate & raspberry brownie

Petite white chocolate& strawberry cheesecake

Exclusive Deals

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fashion Show

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is seeking requests for service from Fashion Designers,

Fashion Labels /Brands and Fashion Stores to organise, promote and present a ‘Spring Carnival Fashion Collection’ to the attendees of GECC’s 2019 Melbourne Cup ‘A Day at the Races’ Event. This event will be held November 5th and sees over 300 people in attendance, is a fantastic opportunity to promote your brand and opportunity to market your business.