Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 06 November

The Melbourne Cup

Grab your fascinator and join us for a day of fun, fashion, and fire-fighters as we watch the race that stops the nation! Paddock Bar will be hosting a day of entertainment for the Melbourne Cup including live music, fashion shows, sweeps, and raffles! Giddy up and grab your tickets before we sell out!

History of the Melbourne Cup

It’s probably a safe bet to say that from the first running of the Melbourne Cup in 1861, hardly anyone would have envisioned the Melbourne Cup to last a century and a half while becoming an important staple in Australian social and sporting culture. The first Cup had an estimated 4,000 attendees which quickly grew to 100,000 attendees by 1880, an amazing feat when one considers that in 1880, Flemington had a population of only 290,000! Today, the Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race held in Australia, with the prize money and trophies making it one of the richest horseraces in the world.

Melbourne Cup in Modern Day Culture

The Melbourne Cup is, at its core, a way for Australians to directly participate in a significant piece of Australian history. While it is of course a day of fun and fashion, the Melbourne Cup is a unique tradition spanning several centuries uniting a nation for a brief period of time every year.

Your Paddock Bar Melbourne Cup Event Ticket Includes:

A glass of champagne on arrival

1 hour of stand up canapés

Donut Wall

*Five dollars from every ticket will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

(Keep reading to see more information below about our sponsors and activities happening at our Melbourne Cup event at Paddock Bar)

Raffle Prizes

 This year we have some great raffle prizes up for grabs, with all raffle prize money going to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. We will update the list of prizes as we receive them!

Terms and Conditions

All bookings must be guaranteed with a credit card and payment in full payment received three (3) working days prior to the event commencing.
No refunds with three days.


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Melbourne Cup