SPRING RACING GUIDE
SPRING RACING & MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL | SUIT & MEN’S STYLE GUIDE
The annual Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne is a season full of world-class Group 1 horseracing that never fails to attract crowds of well-dressed revelers looking for a big day out.
It all begins with the Caulfield Carnival, moves to Moonee Valley for the Cox Plate and then on to Flemington for the start of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
If you’re planning to attend any of these events this year you will need a tailored jacket, trousers and tie for access to the Member’s Areas and Corporate Hospitality.
In addition, each day in the Melbourne Cup Carnival has an official dress code and traditional flower boutonnière you should consider if you want to look the part.
With nine Group races running, Derby Day is one for the racing fan. It is also an elegant affair with black and white as the traditional dress code (greys and charcoals are also acceptable suit colour choices). The official flower for Derby Day is the blue cornflower.
MELBOURNE CUP DAY
This is the big one for party-goers. You can wear whatever colour suit you want to the Melbourne Cup, but consider the official flower for the day is the yellow rose and choose your tie and pocket square to compliment.
Oaks Day is also known as Ladies Day, so choose your attire based on your partner’s outfit. In terms of suiting, Oaks Day is quite relaxed and you may even consider a Sport Coat or jacket over tailored trousers. When choosing your shirt and accessories, florals and pastels look the part on this occasion. The official flower for Ladies Day is the pink rose.
Although you will still need a tie for access to Member’s Areas, Stakes Day is the most relaxed of the Spring Carnival events in terms of style. Check suits, Sport Coats or Linen jackets are all good choices. The official flower for the day is the red rose.
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