Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival – Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day


Date: Monday, 6 August 2018 Adult: $60 Senior/Student: $45 Child: Under 12 Free Gates Open: 9am

On the Track

For two minutes, a crowd of 20,000 hold their breath as twelve of Australia’s top thoroughbreds chase the Northern Territory’s Holy Grail.

Off the Track

Off the track Darwin’s premier social and sporting event is a riot of racing, fashion and genuine Territory hospitality. The weekend sees the largest influx of people to the Top End as visitors and locals alike  converge on Fannie Bay racecourse.
Trackside the atmosphere will be palpable from the lawns of General Admission to the stunning heights of the Atrium, offering a racing experience like no other. Centrefield is awash with marquees, revelers choosing between the refined colonial elegance of the Legends of the Straight marquee or to party the day away in the Hot100 Marquee; others are lucky enough to secure entry into exclusive corporate marquees.

General Admission

Hot100 Marquee

Brand new to 2017, alive with vibrant entertainment and Centrefield fun!

  • Gate, Centrefield and Hot100 Marquee entry
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Beverage Package from 11am – 6pm (includes selected beers, wines and  soft drinks )
  • Cash bar for spirits
  • Prizes and competitions
  • Great live music and entertainment

Tickets – $299.00

The Atrium

From the elevated view point of the atrium, experience unsurpassed atmosphere, premium hospitality and the best views on track.

  • Gate, Members Lawn and Executive Marquee entry
  • 3 hour continuous canapés
  • 6 hour beverage package from 12.00pm to 6.00pm (includes selected beers, premium wines, soft drink and spirits)
  • Reserved seating tables of 6
  • Race book
  • Betting facilities

Members – $475.00

Non Members –  $575.00 

Please contact Evelyn Lewis to inquire.

Function Sales & Ticketing Executive
P: +61 8 8923 4222
F: +61 8944 7533

Legends of the Straight Marquee

Don’t miss a minute of the excitement, the best views in Centrefield, fantastic entertainment all in refined colonial surrounds.

  • Gate, Centrefield and Legends of the Straight marquee access
  • Reserved seating (tables of 10)
  • Deluxe buffet luncheon (includes a fresh selection of seafood)
  • Beverage package from 11am – 6pm (includes selected beers, premium wines, soft drink and free pour spirits)
  • Fantastic entertainment
  • Race book
  • Betting facilities

Tickets – $395.00

Corporate Centrefield Marquees

For all your marquee requirements, please contact Corporate Sales and Sponsorship Executive Emma Cribb,  or phone 08 8923 4222, to discuss other corporate entertainment options.

· Gate entry and private marquee · access; all passes are personalised with your corporate branding
· Marquees are positioned on lawns in Centrefield
· Deluxe buffet including a selection of fresh seafood
· Beverage package from 11am – 6pm
· Selection of free pour spirits
· Dedicated marquee wait staff
· Racebook
· Access to betting facilities
· White table cloths, chair covers and sash, internal theming is allowed but must be undertaken at your own expense (no external signage or theming)
· Corporate car parking in Centrefield (limited spaces)
· TV monitors with SKY Channel coverage
· Fans to ensure your comfort throughout the day
· Corporate branding opportunities inside your marquee

Ted Bailey Grandstand Luncheon

Enjoy birds-eye views over the winning post, race course and mounting yard in the fully air conditioned Ted Bailey Grandstand. Luncheon Includes:

  • Gate & Grandstand entry
  • Reserved seating (tables of 6)
  • 3 Course set menu (served at 1pm)
  • Race book
  • Betting Facilities
  • Cash Bar

Members – $390.00

Non Members –  $490.00

Please contact Evelyn Lewis to inquire.

Function Sales & Ticketing Executive
P: +61 8 8923 4222
F: +61 8944 7533

Grandstand Access

(no reserved seating or catering)

Sid Parker Verandah

Alfresco Dining overlooking the home straight and finishing line.

  • Gate & Sid Parker Verandah entry.
  • Reserved seating (tables of 6).
  • 3 Course alternative drop set menu (served at 1pm)
  • Race book.
  • Betting Facilities.
  • Cash Bar

Members – $300.00

Non Members – $400.00

Please note: 1 member must present per 6 guests.

Members’ Lawn Access

Members’ Lawn Access Passes include entry to the Pearl Bar on Day 7 and 8 (no reserved seating at the Pearl Bar).

What to Wear

Entry to general admission areas of the race course requires guests to be neatly dressed. Footwear and a shirt must be worn at all times. Members' dress standards apply to the Ted Bailey Grandstand and Sid Parker Verandah/Members Club House.


The racecourse is approximately a 7 minute drive from the CBD. There are a number of transport options available to our valued patrons.

Where to Eat

There is an array of dining options at the Darwin Turf Club, from a 3 course luncheon in the Ted Bailey Grandstand on Race Days, to a casual bite to eat in our trackside favourite Ted's Bar.