The Ultimate Bendigo Cup Guide
The Bendigo Cup is a Bendigo Jockey Club Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race. Held at the Bendigo Racecourse in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, the race is contested under handicap conditions over a distance of 2,400m. Inaugurated in 1868, the 2018 edition of the Bendigo Cup will be held on Wednesday 31st October, just 6 days ahead of the Melbourne Cup, and offers prize money of $350,000. Now in its 150th year, the Bendigo Cup always promises plenty of thrills and spills and of course the race day events will keep you busy for hours on end. With packages to suit all tastes and budgets, the Bendigo Cup is a not-to-be-missed event on the Australian horse racing calendar.
Last Chance for Melbourne Cup Entry
Steeped in history and tradition, the Bendigo Cup was first held in 1868 at the renowned Bendigo Racecourse which continues to be considered as one of, if not the best racing surface in Australia. Contested just 6 days before the race that stops a nation – the Melbourne Cup – the Bendigo Cup offers prize money of over $350,000 which attracts a quality selection of elite racers competing against the best of Australia. As the final chance at a last minute entry into the Melbourne Cup, there is a lot riding on the stayers participating in the Bendigo Cup.
Bendigo Cup Packages
The Bendigo Cup packages have been designed to suit all tastes and strive to provide patrons with the ultimate race day and Bendigo Cup betting experience within the breath-taking landscape of the Bendigo racecourse. General admission is priced at just $25, but if you’re looking for something a bit more memorable, there are a variety of packages on offer ranging from $120 to $295 for the ultimate race day experience.
If you opt for the $120 Trackside Pizza Precinct package you’ll receive a large pizza, a 6-hour standard beverage package, trackside views near the start of the race, and betting facilities. If you opt for the best of the best at the Most Regal Marquee you’ll receive a 3-course Tuscan-style luncheon, a 6-hour premium beverage package, viewing screens, a private espresso bar, reserved seating, exclusive access to the race just metres from the track, private betting facilities, and more.
Bendigo Cup Entertainment
Music: Mental As Anything will perform all of their greatest hits from the Carlton Draught Meeting Place at the free After Party open to all racegoers. Set to be the after party to end all after parties, if you have a Bendigo Cup ticket, you’re invited!
Fashion: The Fashions on the Field event at the Bendigo Cup is sure to provide the perfect platform for the best dressed on the day. The dress code for the day is Lounge suit race attire, but the Fashions on the Field will be decked out in their race day best from head to toe! With fantastic prizes up for grabs, the Fashions on the Field event is sure to be a popular attraction.