And we’re racing…

October 3, 2014 9:30 am

Flemington Racecourse

What a fabulous time of year in Melbourne. It’s Spring; The flowers bloom and the sun starts to shine brighter, the birds chirp a little earlier and there is a buzz around town. After a long winter of AFL (which we also love!) we have a very small break before the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival starts.

The official start of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington. A Saturday after the Grand Final where Melbourne is ready for Group 1 racing! Stakes Day has grown in popularity over the years and is a great event to kick off the racing calendar.

The Flemington Carnival is by far the largest in terms of numbers. With Derby Day, The Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and VRC Stakes Day it is a week of amazing hospitality, fashion, racing, punting and flowing champagne. This is a time where you hear the words “the birdcage”, “the rails”, “marquee” and “car park” being thrown around all about town!

The excitement of the carnival holds Melbourne in good stead as one of the best cities in the world for entertainment and sporting events. We just can’t get enough!

Hotelstaff is a huge supporter of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, which also includes Caulfield and Moonee Valley racetracks, which also host large international race meets. We have a passion for it. We provide hospitality staff for all the major race meets for the carnival with Chefs, wait staff and bar staff – we are out there everyday ensuring the hospitality function of each race meet is second to none and we are ‘at your service’. Serving the big wigs in the marquees, the young and fun on the rails and the general punters.

For more information about the Spring Racing Carnival go to: and if you want to use your skills and earn money at these amazing events go to:

We hope you PICK A WINNER! And have fun.