The fashion, the fillies and the food: all the excitement of the Spring Racing Carnival is back
When the weather gets warmer, the thrills of the Spring Racing Carnival bring people from across the country to experience the fanfare, the fashion and the buzz of watching thoroughbreds streak down the track to the finish line.
And if you thought that it was all about the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Nov 1), then you'll be excited to hear that the carnival encompasses 64 action-packed days of race days across the state, from the BMW Caulfield Cup (Oct 17) to the William Hill Cox Plate (Oct 22) to AAMI Victoria Derby Day (Oct 29).
Of course, a big part of the Spring Racing Carnival is about the special occasion: suits, fascinators and frocks. Myer Fashions on the Field is hot competition, and the food and drink on offer is always top-notch.
Not from Melbourne, and hoping to head down to experience all the thrills of the Spring Racing Carnival? Qantas is currently offering a sale on flights to Melbourne, which ends on August 29.