Spring Racing Carnival Sideshows

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The spring racing carnival isn’t just about horse racing. Well it mainly is, but if you’d rather spend your pennies on the fun, fashion and frivolity than hand them over to a dirty old bookie, then one of these cup-centric curiosities might just be your winning ticket!

Cup Eve at Eureka 89
What a better way to spend the eve before a mid-week public holiday than from the 89th floor of the Eureka Tower? Enjoy the sprawling views while sipping on Laurent Perrier champagne and shaking your tail feather to the sounds of DJs The Misfits of Disco. It will also give you a chance to get dolled up “carnival style” if you aren’t heading trackside.
Monday 4 Nov $95 pp all inclusive, 7pm-9pm. Call 9693 8889 to book.

Syracuse Champagne Trolley
Decided to take a long weekend and are looking for a fine dining option with a 1950s twist? Then book a table at the grand Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar for a day of fine dining and a champagne trolley to match. Ladies, match your racing headwear to your glassware with a choice of flute, coupe or tulip champagne glasses and guests can also select their choice of bubbles from a list of three champagnes, handpicked daily by the Syracuse Sommelier.
Monday 4 Nov, 23 Bank Place. Call 9670 1777 or visit syracuserestaurant.com.au to book.

Lord Coconut
Men of Melbourne – do you often struggle to get the racing look just right? Still cant let go of that bright orange suit you wore with your mates when you were 18? Lord Coconut is here to help! Melbourne’s foremost men’s jewellery emporium has put together a style guide to help you navigate the dubious dress codes each race day. From lapel pins and cufflinks to tie clasps and pocket squares Lord Coconut is here to hold your hand. We hear he’s also bang on when picking a winner!
Suite 3, Level 4, Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane.

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