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Gearing up for the Spring Racing Carnival in Bowen

Gearing up for the Spring Racing Carnival in Bowen
on 14 September 2020 in Events & Entertainment

One of the world’s most renowned thoroughbred horse racing events, the Spring Racing Carnival held in Melbourne every year is an event not to be missed. Attracting horse racing lovers from across the nation and worldwide, the year 2020 stands no different with massive activity and commentary across the racing industry and the wider community in recent weeks. 

Coming to life, the Spring Racing Carnival exemplifies some of the best horse racing Australia has to offer with many rich and prestigious races happening throughout feature race days.

Details of the Races

Notable Group One race days include the Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Stakes, Cox Plate, and the Melbourne Cup. 

The Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield will kick off the 2020 Spring Racing Carnival on Saturday 29 August 2020 and conclude with the Ballarat Cup on Saturday 21 November. 

The Caulfield Cup Carnival will take place over 3 days with the Caulfield Guineas meeting on Saturday 10 October 2020. The Blue Sapphire Stakes meeting will happen on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and the Caulfield Cup on Saturday 17 October 2020. 

The Cox Plate Carnival is set to run over 24 hours starting with the Manikato Stakes on Friday night 23 October 2020 and ending with the Cox Plate on Saturday afternoon 24 October 2020. 

The Melbourne Cup will continue its iconic start on the first Tuesday of November with the 4 days Flemington Carnival happening on Saturday 31 October 2020 starting with Derby Day, Tuesday 3 November 2020 for Cup Day, Thursday 5 November 2020 for Oaks Day, and Saturday 7 November 2020 for Stakes Day. 

For the full Spring Racing Carnival feature race meetings schedule, visit the Racing Victoria news update here.

The Racing Victoria Board anticipates an optimistic involvement for the 2020 Spring Racing Carnival given how the spotlight of the event throughout the media landscape has been positive. The Spring Racing Carnival has benefited from free-to-air broadcasts and strong media partners to showcase its premier races.

Where to celebrate the Spring Racing Carnival in Bowen, QLD?

If you’re a horse racing enthusiast who happens to be in Bowen, Queensland, during the Spring Racing Carnival, there’s no better place to be than the Grand View Hotel to catch all Group 1 feature races live and loud on the big screen.

The weather is perfect, with the fresh spring air surrounding you, joined by the sea breeze coming in from the shores. The view at the Grand View Hotel is nothing short of spectacular, as you overlook Moreton Bay and into the clear water sea.

The Grand View Hotel is celebrating from Saturday 29 August 2020 when the Group 1 Memsie Stakes for the Caulfield meeting kicks off until Oaks Day for the Melbourne Cup on 7 November 2020. Every hair raising moment will be experienced to the maximum with big screens covering all of the best angles, loudspeakers that will have you immersed in the adventure, and a great crowd who are just as passionate as you are. For the keen punters, TAB facilities are available for those who want to place a bet on a race on the big screen.

The atmosphere is amazing with a sense of old Australia nostalgia having been built back in 1851. After all, the building is so full of character that it became an iconic place where the movie Australia starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman was shot.

Beyond getting the best seats in Bowen to watch the Spring Racing Carnival, what makes the Grand View Hotel that much more appealing is in its decadent food and exceptional customer service. 

A wide range of cold tap beer awaits you from local brews to international winners. For seafood lovers, your appetite will be satisfied as you endeavour on a journey filled with the freshest locally caught seafood such as barramundi, salmon, and king prawns to name a few – all cooked to perfection. And the steaks, for those who love a juicy one, will have you salivating for more. 

The best part is that your dining options do not end there. With a menu that is extensive and creative, there’s a dish at the Grand View Hotel for everyone.

Due to high demand and popularity, we advise that you book in advance to avoid any disappointment. So call our venue on (07) 4786 4022 to reserve a table.

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