Melbourne Cup 2019 at Dee Why

Time to dig out the fascinators and put some bets on for the famous annual horse race!


The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s best known horse racing event and has been popularly named
“the race that stops the nation”.


Dress to impress and sip on champagne right here in Dee Why! We are hosting a Melbourne Cup luncheon on Tuesday the 5th of November with prizes for best dressed and a sweepstake.


We will be serving a delicious 2-course meal for $75 per person and you will be greeted with a glass of sparkling or beer on arrival.


But the fun doesn’t stop at the end of the race! Join us in the Stella Blu bar from 4 pm for happy hour drinks till closing. Our $10 cocktails will be made fresh and chilled. We are also running sweepstakes and there will be prizes for best dressed!


This event will book out! Make sure to secure your spot by calling 9982 7931


While it’s a racing event at its core, Cup Day transcends traditional sporting events with the combination of sport, fashion, celebrity and entertainment. With a reputation for fashion, it is the day to make your strongest fashion statement that matches the scale and grandeur of the event.


Every first Tuesday of November is marked for the Melbourne Cup date, and Melbourne Cup history has spanned centuries since its first gallop in 1861. It is raced over a distance of 3,200 metres and places extraordinary demands on the contestants and bestows exceptional glory upon the winners. Lasting for approximately three and a half minutes, the Melbourne Cup is the ultimate test of strength, speed and endurance. A Bart Cummings-trained horse called Kingston Rule famously wiped out the competition back in 1990 to set an all-time record of 3:16.30 minutes. Will the record be beaten in 2019? We will just have to wait and see!


Want to win the prize for being the best dressed?

The fashion and culture of the Melbourne Cup is another important aspect of this event. Women and men alike are drawn to Flemington Racecourse in unique and expensive outfits, with the crowd just as much part of the show as the horses that take part in the great race. The Melbourne Cup also includes a number of dedicated fashion shows and competitions. Headwear plays an important role in Melbourne Cup fashion, both for official competition entrants and the regular public. Bright bold colours and designs are also becoming an increasing trend, with women wearing metallics and waist belts along with traditional creams with soft pastels.


Don’t forget to book your spot for our Stella Blu Melbourne Cup lunch! Call 9982 7931


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