Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Tuesday 5th November 2019



Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day at Muswellbrook is the ideal place in the Hunter Valley to enjoy great country racing and watch the 'race that stops the nation' the 2019 Melbourne Cup on the big screen! Come and enjoy an authentic country race day experience at one of the most picturesque race tracks in NSW.
All pre-purchased lunch packages are now sold out however we do have other food options on the day including the Lioness Cafe and Crafty Pit Food stall.

Race Day Details

Gates Open: 11.30am

Gate Entry: $10 Adults, kids U/18 free

First Race: 1.10pm

Last Race: 5.56pm

Melbourne Cup: 3:00 pm

Local 7 Race Program


What you can bring

  • Fold up chairs, picnic rugs and food can be brought into the grounds.

  • Water must be in sealed (un-opened) bottles. NO GLASS!

  • No BYO alcohol. No marquees or other structures allowed.

  • Security inspect all bags that enter the grounds.

FASHIONS ON THE FIELD: We'll be spotting the best dressed during the day with prizes given out!

Getting to Skellatar Park


Free Courtesy buses will run from various points in Muswellbrook to and from the races including from Muswellbrook Railway Station and The Remington Motor Inn. For those coming from the Lower Hunter, the train schedule is quite convenient arriving to Muswellbrook mid morning and leaving Muswellbrook after the races. Train Schedule here

Courtesy Bus Schedule below.
* Bus times subject to change.
AM BUS LOOP
Remington Motor Inn 11.10am 12.20pm
Train Station 11.20am 11.50am 12.30pm
Race Track 11.30am 12 noon 12.40pm
PM BUS LOOP
Race Track 5.40pm 6.20pm 7.00pm
Remington Motor Inn 5.50pm 6.30pm 7.10pm
Train Station 6.00pm 6.40pm 7.20pm

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