It’s all about the fashion, mamas. Get your friends together, don some fancy headwear and celebrate ‘The Race that Stops a Nation’, The Melbourne Cup!
There is an annual tradition in Australia in which everyone stops at precisely 3:00pm Melbourne time on the first Tuesday of November. Literally everyone stops. Collectively the nation holds its breath as 24 horses and their riders take the stalls for The Melbourne Cup. The race is usually over in 3 minutes and 20 seconds as those magnificent equine creatures gallop 3,200 metres around Flemington Race Course. The celebrations last much longer, and there is no need to miss out on the excitement in Singapore as the parties extend all the way over here!
Our friends at The Australian & New Zealand Association (ANZA) have rounded up the top options for your ultimate Melbourne Cup in Singapore on Tuesday, 1 November:
ANZA Singapore will take over the Singapore Turf Club for a three course lunch, Fashions on the Field, charity prize draws and of course, the race live on the big screens. An ideal location looking over the race track, it will almost feel like the real deal and is the only party with live betting on the day’s races at Flemington. Lunch is accompanied with free flow sparkling, wine and beer and the prize pool for Fashions on the Field is worth a staggering $10,000. The fun continues at the After Party at the uber glamorous New Asia Bar. So put on your best hat and join the 420 strong group for some race day fun.
When: Tuesday, 1 November, 10am to 3pm
Where: Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Cub Avenue, Singapore 738078 and New Asia Bar, 2 Stamford Road, #71-00, Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 178882
How much: $190 per person. Register here!
Black Velvet Events is hosting a ladies lunch at [email protected] With proceeds going to Women on a Mission, guests will watch the race with heart-stopping views of Marina Bay, enjoy free flow sparkling wine, see the latest fashion from Aquariva and hear of the amazing work Women on a Mission complete from guests of honour, Christine Amour-Levar and Valerie Boffy. There are prizes for the best hat so don’t hold back on the millinery.
Dallas Bar at Suntec is once again hosting their Melbourne Cup festivities with free flow Moet & Chandon Champagne, wine, beer and canapes plus the live race, live music and giveaways for the best dressed and much more. A great option for those working around Suntec or Millennia Walk who want to nip away to catch the action.
When: Tuesday, 1 November, 11am to 2pm
Where: Dallas Suntec City Sky Garden, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec Tower 5, 03-302/303 Suntec City Sky Garden, Singapore 038983
How much: $130 per person. Call Dallas Suntec at (+65) 6333 4068 for more details.
The legendary Australian Boomarang Bar will be holding a more casual affair at their Robertson Quay location. Simply book a table to watch the race live and choose from their a la carte menu for a race day lunch. There will be a fashion parade and plenty of lively commentary. A great Australian tradition and a great day out — but book fast, mama, as tables are nearly all reserved already!
When: Tuesday, 1 November, 9am onwards
Where: Boomarang Bar at Roberson Quay, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
How much: $75 per person. Call (+65) 6536 4990 or book online.
To find out more about the ANZA Melbourne Cup event please contact Helena Biggin, Events Manager, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6223 7992.
Image #1 source via ANZA Facebook page. Image #2 sourced via Dallas Restaurant & Bar Facebook page.