Beleura Village will feel more like Flemington on Thursday, October 3, when the Melbourne Cup arrives for four hours of entertainment, information and hospitality. Since it was first run in 1861, the Cup has been the ‘race that stops a nation’ — and this event won’t be an exception.
From 10am-2pm, guests will learn more about racing and the People’s Cup. Thanks to Peninsula trainer Tony Noonan, Beleura Village will host a panel of racing industry members — a racehorse owner, social syndicate leaders, a strapper, a jockey and a trainer — who will speak about the highs and the lows of horseracing as well as their love for these equine athletes. The jockey will tell guests what it feels like to be on the back of a winning horse while the strapper will share stories about racehorses’ very different personalities.
The event will be a celebration of the field, fashion, food and fun. Guests are encouraged to enter the spirit of the occasion by dressing up in their race day finest for a Fashions on the Carpet competition, and a photographer will be on hand so they can have their photo taken with the Cup as a memento of the day.
BELEURA VILLAGE MORNINGTON
A: 107 Bungower Rd, Mornington
T: 1800 226 020