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Alice Springs 2019 Ladbrokes Cup Carnival

Alice Springs Cup Carnival 2018

Our Cup Carnival showcases the best that Red Centre racing has to offer ... and for those of you who have thought about coming to the Alice for our Cup Carnival but haven't yet made it, then this is your time! Our friendly team are happy to help you with any information that will assist you in planning that trip to the Carnival. Tour operators please call 08 8952 4977 for more information or to book your group. 

Thoroughbred Racing In The Alice looks forward to welcoming new friends to Ladbrokes Pioneer Park in 2018, and we can't wait to see all you regulars back! We can guarantee you 5 days of spectacular thoroughbred racing intermingled with fashion, fun, luncheons, yearling sales and just an all round amazing time!

See you soon!

Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day Saturday 14th April

Mercure Alice Springs
Gates Open at 11:30am
General Admission: $10.00 pp
Seniors Card Holders: $5.00 pp
Member’s Stand Ticket: $35.00 pp
Children Under 16 (accompanied by an adult): FREE
Ladies Luncheon Tickets $185pp

Ladies Day is internationally renowned at race tracks across the world, and it is no exception for the fashionista fillies here in Alice Springs on Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day. A day dedicated to glamorous fashion and finery with the spectacular excitement of thoroughbred racing.

The 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival will be off to a flying start on Day 1, Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Race Day with an array of options for how to spend this thrilling day trackside.
  • Join the ladies at The Luncheon with the tradition of a set menu, beverage package and reserved seating in the Periduki Marquee
  • Relax in the Champagne Bar (Dave Fogarty Pavilion)
  • Sit under our extensive shaded table area or 
  • Picnic on the lawns
Whatever your choice, you are assured of a great atmosphere and class racing!

THE LADIES DAY LUNCHEON ~ Periduki Marquee (Tables of 10)
Non-Members Price: $185 pp ~ ASTC Members Price : $175 pp Commences 12.00pm

Bookings are essential and always at a premium. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Alice Springs Turf Club on (08) 8952 4977, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or downloading the booking form below. Be quick, as this coveted event will fill quickly and tickets are on a first-booked and paid for basis.

Your luncheon ticket Includes:
General admission to Pioneer Park Racecourse
Admission to the Periduki Marquee
Guest MC
3 course plated menu
Race book
5 hour beverage package
Top quality entertainment
Cash bar for spirits & wine upgrades
Betting facilities
Fashions competition with prizes
Guest Selector

You are welcomed at the Periduki Marquee with a glass of wine or a cool beer, after which you will be shown to your reserved table.

The Fashion Competition
With prizes and vouchers valued at over $3000, the Fashion competition will be hotly contested by our lovely ladies and our judges will be on the lookout for that WOW factor which ticks all the boxes. The winner will have automatic entry into the final of Fashions on the Field on Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Day, Monday 7 May 2018.

The MC will keep the fun going all afternoon and will introduce another of the highlights of the day - the surprise afternoon entertainment.

FASHIONS ON THE FIELD PRIZES
  • Accor Hotel Accommodation Vouchers
  • Helloworld Alice Springs Flight Vouchers
  • Mixed Lollies Vouchers
With many highlights, The Ladies Luncheon is set to continue what has become an Alice Springs Red Centre “must attend” event.

The Ladies Day Luncheon will sell out quickly as it does every year and there is a limited number of tickets available. Seating is for tables of 10 people (bookings of less than 10 people will be seated with other bookings). Please note we are unable to add an extra seat to table settings.

Tickets will be available from the Alice Springs Turf Club by calling 8952 4977, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or downloading the booking form below.

Ladies Day Champagne Bar
The Champagne Bar in the Dave Fogarty Pavilion is another sure-fire way to enjoy Ladies Day! Book your table for up to 8 people for $300 and get the reserved table for the day, two bottles of Fleur De Lys Champagne and cheese platter to nibble on. Great views of the mounting yard and home straight are always on offer in the Dave Fogarty Pavilion.

Tickets available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download the booking form below.

And while the Ladies are being entertained in the Ladies Day Luncheon, the Blokes Drop-Off Bar is the place to be for the gentlemen!

The Blokes Drop-Off Bar, located at the base of the Stewards Tower, will feature a five-hour drinks package for $70 in the beer Garden. Enjoy an icy cold beverage and join in the fun of Patto’s Punters Club amongst friends whilst the woman relax in the comfort of the Periduki Marquee.

The Princess Amelia Café will be open and caters for all with a variety of foods available. Enjoy your meal at the tables and seating in the air-conditioned cafe or take it with you to the outside areas. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own picnic and relax under the shade structure on the lawn or under one of our umbrellas.

Guineas Bar - Air conditioned bar on the ground floor of the grandstand (next to the Princess Amelia Café), which overlooks the winning post. Lounge seating, tables and chairs, banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, as well as full bar and TAB facilities. A coveted area sure to be sought after once again during the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival.

Members Bar & Balcony – Cheer your horse across the line in our private upstairs air-conditioned bar overlooking the winning post! There are banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, plus a shaded external balcony. This is the prime spot to relax and take in spectacular, uninterrupted elevated views of the whole track and the MacDonnell Ranges beyond. (Limited tickets - $35pp)

Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day is one of the most dazzling race days in the Red Centre, so come join us at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park racetrack to experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing intermingled with glamorous fashion.

The feature race of the day is the $50,000 Imparja NT Guineas for 3YO over 1600m.

Let us be your ride to the Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day! Jump on the bus at one of the stops below between 11am and 1pm:
  • The Mercure Alice Springs Resort – Reception area
  • Alice Springs Public Library – Bus zone on Leichhardt Terrace 
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Main entrance
  • Lasseters Casino – By the Juicy Rump
And when the day is done, buses will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to deliver you safely back to one of the above stops.
 

Family Day, Saturday 21st April

Gates open: 12.00noon
General admittance: $10pp
Seniors Card holder: $5 pp
Members Stand admission tickets: $35pp (Limited number available)
Children under 16 in company of an adult: Free

Family Day at the Alice Springs Turf Club is a highlight for every young race-goer! Dress the kids up in their best racing attire and come enjoy some great activities, plus the first-class racing.
  • Kids Best Dressed Competition with prizes to be won
  • Face Painting 
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Jumping Castle
  • Pony Rides
  • Funny Photo Booth
  • Parents and Kids in horseback race around the mounting yard
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Reptile Display
  • Plaster Animal Painting
Guineas Bar – Air-conditioned bar on the ground floor of the grandstand (next to the Princess Amelia Café), which overlooks the winning post. Lounge seating, tables and chairs, banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, as well as full bar and TAB facilities. A coveted area sure to be sought after once again during the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival.

Members Bar & Balcony – Cheer your horse across the line in our private upstairs air-conditioned bar overlooking the winning post! There’s banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, plus a shaded external balcony. This is the prime spot to relax and take in spectacular, uninterrupted elevated views of the whole track and the MacDonnell Ranges beyond. (Limited tickets - $35pp)

Beer Garden located at the bottom of the Stewards Tower - Enjoy an icy cold beverage whilst cheering your favourite Horse across the finish line.

The Princess Amelia Café will be open and caters for all with a variety of foods available. Enjoy your meal at the tables and seating in the air-conditioned cafe or take it with you to the outside areas. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own picnic and relax under the shade structure on the lawn or under one of our umbrellas.

The feature race is the Red Centre Technology Partners Weight For Age $35,000 Chief Minister’s Cup over 1600m, which will be keenly contested by both horses and punters.
 

The Rock Bar Young Guns Day, Saturday 28th April

The Rock Bar

Featuring The Young Guns Party Marquee


Gates open: 11.30am
General admittance: $15pp
Young Guns Marquee Admittance: $15pp
Seniors Card holder: $5 pp
Members Stand admission tickets: $35pp (Limited number available)
Children under 16 in company of an adult: Free

The Rock Bar Young Guns race day has been a part of our racing calendar since 1997 and is one of the most eagerly anticipated race days of the year. A big crowd of young racegoers will make a beeline for Ladbrokes Pioneer Park to attend a great day out!

The Rock Bar YOUNG GUNS PARTY MARQUEE for the 18 – 35’s is the spot to be seen on this day! With DJ Sanchez, bars, food stalls, music and photo booth, giveaways throughout the day and prizes for Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female.

The Rock Bar Young Guns Day is a party that you won’t want to miss! Buy your tickets in advance to receive free entry to the Young Guns Party Marquee (18+ only)!

Tickets are available for $15 from:
  • The Rock Tour, 78 Todd Street
  • Desert Wave Surf Shop, Alice Plaza
  • Mixed Lollies, 1A/54 Todd Mall
The Princess Amelia Café will be open and caters for all with a variety of foods available. Enjoy your meal at the tables and seating in the air-conditioned cafe or take it with you to the outside areas. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own picnic and relax under the shade structure on the lawn or under one of our umbrellas.

Guineas Bar – Air-conditioned bar on the ground floor of the grandstand (next to the Princess Amelia Café), which overlooks the winning post. Lounge seating, tables and chairs, banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, as well as full bar and TAB facilities. A coveted area sure to be sought after once again during the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival.

Members Bar & Balcony – Cheer your horse across the line in our private upstairs air-conditioned bar overlooking the winning post! There’s banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, plus a shaded external balcony. This is the prime spot to relax and take in spectacular, uninterrupted elevated views of the whole track and the MacDonnell Ranges beyond. (Limited tickets - $35pp)

Beer Garden located at the bottom of the Stewards Tower - Enjoy an icy cold beverage whilst cheering your favourite Horse across the finish line.

Let us be your ride to The Rock Bar Young Guns Day! Jump on the bus at one of the stops below between 12pm and 3pm:
  • The Rock Bar
  • The Mercure Alice Springs Resort – Reception area
  • Alice Springs Public Library – Bus zone on Leichhardt Terrace
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Main entrance
  • Lasseters Casino – By the Juicy Rump
After the last race hop back on the bus to deliver you safely back to one of the above stops. Return buses will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
 

Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Luncheon, Friday 4th May

Ladbrokes
Alice Springs Turf Club ~ Periduki Marquee ~ Commences at 12:30 pm for pre-luncheon drinks
Ticket price - $170.00pp inclusive of luncheon and standard beverages
Tables of 10 (bookings of less than 10 people will be seated with other bookings)

The Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Luncheon is one of the highlights of the Carnival. Guests will enjoy a 3-course luncheon and be entertained by celebrity MC Peter Moody, trainer of Black Caviar, and guest speaker, Simon O’Donnell. Tickets are limited and will sell quickly.

Tickets will be available from the Alice Springs Turf Club by calling 8952 4977, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or downloading the booking form below.

An afternoon of fun, relaxation and camaraderie with the added attraction of the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup BARRIER DRAW at 2.00pm followed by a CALCUTTA at 4.00pm on the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup.

PUBLIC WELCOME FROM 4:00PM

CALCUTTA
Calcutta Raffle tickets are $5 each and horses are drawn at 4:15pm.
ASTC retains 25% of total ticket sales. 75% of the total ticket sales go into the pool. Drawers of a horse automatically receive 50% of the auction price of the horse they draw. Should a drawer of a horse purchase that horse at auction, they will only have to pay 50% of the auction price however they receive no further payment unless the horse runs 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup. The auction is conducted on each of the horses in the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup field.

CALCUTTA PRIZES
  • 1st = 70% of the pool
  • 2nd = 20% of the pool 
  • 3rd = 10% of the pool
RACING MINISTER’S ALICE SPRINGS CUP CARNIVAL COCKTAIL PARTY
To be held in the Dave Fogarty Pavilion at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park commencing at 6:00 pm.
(By Invitation of the Racing Minister only)

INGLIS RED CENTRE YEARLING & TRIED HORSE SALE

Inglis

GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME
Commencing 7:30pm
Dave Fogarty Pavilion -Alice Springs Turf Club

The Inglis Red Centre Yearling Sale is a traditional event hosted by the Alice Springs Turf Club and has been run annually in Alice Springs since 1991. The Inglis Red Centre Yearling Sale heralded a significant change for the NT racing industry, as it shifted its spotlight dramatically to focus on the speculative racing of younger horses. The success of this scheme can be judged by the fact that the Club has been able to attract Inglis, Australia’s leading Bloodstock Company, formally known as William Inglis & Son Ltd, to be a sponsor of the scheme since 1996. Inglis agents will be purchasing yearlings to be auctioned and their expertise and knowledge of the right horse for the red centre conditions, is second to none.

With the success of adding 3 Tried Horses in the auction in 2014 and 2015, which have gone on to win and be placed in races since, there will be a number of Tried Horses included in the 2018 auction with an opportunity of Tried Horses being nominated for races on Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup weekend.

The names of the winning horses from the NT major races are littered with progeny from the Red Centre Yearling Sale Scheme and total prize money won by horses through the scheme now exceeds $11 million.

The total wins of horses sold at the sales since 1991 is 1,030 and $11,247,933 in prize money.

Top 15 Stable of Stars Purchased at the Yearling Sales ~ 1991 – 2017 :                                                                                                                                                     
  Horse Purchase Price Wins  Prize Money

1

PERIDUKI (25th) Retired

6,000

25

708,985

2

THE SOLDIER (24th) Retired

10,000

27

469,137

3

JUSTIFY THAT (28th)

7,000

13

422,245

6

SIRBIBLE (32nd)

5,500

11

324,159

4

DESERT LASHES (34th)

2,100

8

270,350

25

DORIGHT (4th) Retired

1,400

21

239,780

5

PIONEER PRINCE (26th) Retired

12,000

23

234,675

9

PERFECT PAUSE (31st) Retired

5,500

16

220,070

7

NOT ABANDONED (21st) Retired

8,000

12

216,455

8

TOUCH OF FANTASY (8th) Retired

8,500

14

207,785

10

PRIDE OF TARLTON (9th) Retired

3,000

8

164,870

11

DRY 'N' SOBER (6th) Retired

2,000

22

161,950

12

GREY DESERT (19th) Retired

4,000

10

156,895

13

CASINO EXIT (29th)

6,325

12

155,436

14

EFFCEE (30th) Retired

9,500

5

152,546

15

PRINCE DUBAI (18th) Retired

2,500

6

145,400


NB: Prizemoney figures may, or may not, include bonuses.
(Prize money won as at 1 March 2018)

We invite you to be part of the next Inglis Red Centre Yearling & Tried Horse Sale to be held at the Alice Springs Turf Club at 7.30 pm on Friday 4 May 2018. It combines both the thoroughbred and social atmosphere that makes up one of the great weekends of racing and entertainment.

Let us be your ride! Jump on the bus at one of the stops below starting at 11:45am!
  • The Mercure Alice Springs Resort – Reception area
  • Alice Springs Public Library – Bus zone on Leichhardt Terrace 
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Main entrance
  • Lasseters Casino – By the Juicy Rump

Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint Day, Saturday 5th May

Holdfast Insurance Brokers
Gates open at 11.30am
General Admittance Tickets: $15pp
Senior Card Holders: $10pp
Free courtesy buses from town to Pioneer Park Racecourse & returning to town after the last race.

Feature Race: $100,000 Holdfast Pioneer Sprint 1200m

A day for the racing enthusiast with a full card of first class Thoroughbred Racing and the running of the Clubs Premium Sprint race, the $100,000 Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint.

The Princess Amelia Café will be open and caters for all with a variety of foods available. Enjoy your meal at the tables and seating in the air-conditioned café or take it with you to the outside areas. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own picnic and relax under the shade structure on the lawn or under one of our umbrellas.

Guineas Bar - Air-conditioned bar on the ground floor of the grandstand (next to the Princess Amelia Café), which overlooks the winning post. Lounge seating, tables and chairs, banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, as well as full bar and TAB facilities. A coveted area sure to be sought after once again during the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival.

Corporate Packages - Entertain your guests or join your friends trackside and be right in the heart of the action! Talk with our team to book your own exclusive area for you and your guests. Food & Beverage packages available, with betting facilities nearby. Highly sought-after locations, so get in fast. (For more information, call the Alice Springs Turf Club on (08) 8952 4977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Beer Garden located at the bottom of the Stewards Tower - Enjoy an icy cold beverage whilst cheering your favourite horse across the finish line.

Let us be your ride to the Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint Day! Jump on the bus at one of the stops below between 11am and 1pm:
  • The Mercure Alice Springs Resort – Reception area
  • Alice Springs Public Library – Bus zone on Leichhardt Terrace 
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Main entrance
  • Lasseters Casino – By the Juicy Rump
After the last race hop back on the bus to deliver you safely back to one of the above stops. Return buses will run from 4:30pm to 6pm.
  

Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Day, Monday 7th May

Ladbrokes
Gates open at 10.30am
General Admittance: $20pp
Senior Card holders: $15 pp
Children under 16 (accompanied by an adult): FREE
Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Day Luncheon tickets Non Members $195pp ASTC Members $175pp in the Periduki Marquee

Feature Race: $110,000 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup 2000m

The 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival culminates, on the first Monday in May, with the running of the race all Territorians and indeed many interstaters want to win … the $110,000 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup.

Without a doubt the biggest day of the year in Central Australian Racing, with a crowd in excess of 3,500 creating a sea of colour, excitement and atmosphere.

As well as the action on the track, culminating with the running of the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup, there will be Fashions on the Field offering great prizes and ensuring an array of beautifully dressed race goers.

Ladbrokes CUP DAY LUNCHEON
A traditional part of the day is the Ladbrokes Cup Luncheon held in the Periduki Marquee, where you can enjoy all the action in the comfort of a reserved seat with a 3 course buffet meal, drinks and betting facilities. Tickets are limited and will sell quickly, so book your table early.

Tickets available from the Alice Springs Turf Club by calling 8952 4977, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or downloading the booking form below Mon 7 May - 40th Alice Springs CUP DAY LUNCHEON.

Tickets cost $195 pp, or $175 pp (ASTC Members) and include:
General Admission to Pioneer Park Racecourse
Admission to the Periduki Marquee
Extensive Buffet, including dessert
5.5 hour beverage package inclusive of wines, beer, and soft drinks
Race book
TV Monitors
Cash Bar facilities for spirits and wines not included in the package
(Bookings of less than 10 will be seated with other bookings)

The Fashions on the Field is a fashion spectacular in which the stakes are high, and ladies and gentlemen dress up to compete for some great prizes.

With glamorous outfits, complete with hats, fascinators, shoes and handbags, it’s a sure thing that The Fashions on the Field will be keenly contested again this year. Categories are:
  • Classic Race Wear
  • Contemporary Race Wear (Fashion Of The Moment)
  • Head Wear
Make your way to the registration desk under the shade structure in front of the grandstand before 1:00pm to register.

The Princess Amelia Café will be open and caters for all with a variety of foods available. Enjoy your meal at the tables and seating in the air-conditioned café or take it with you to the outside areas. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own picnic and relax under the shade structure on the lawn or under one of our umbrellas.

Guineas Bar - Air-conditioned bar on the ground floor of the grandstand (next to the Princess Amelia Café), which overlooks the winning post. Lounge seating, tables and chairs, banks of TVs for betting on all race meetings, as well as full bar and TAB facilities. A coveted area sure to be sought after once again during the 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival.

Corporate Packages - Entertain your guests or join your friends trackside and be right in the heart of the action! Talk with our team to book your own exclusive area for you and your guests. Food & Beverage packages available, with betting facilities nearby. Highly sought-after locations, so get in fast. (For more information, call the Alice Springs Turf Club on (08) 8952 4977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beer Garden located at the bottom of the Stewards Tower - Enjoy an icy cold beverage whilst cheering your favourite Horse across the finish line.

Let us be your ride to the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Day! Jump on the bus at one of the stops below between 11am and 1:30pm:
  • The Mercure Alice Springs Resort – Reception area
  • Alice Springs Public Library – Bus zone on Leichhardt Terrace
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Main entrance
  • Lasseters Casino – By the Juicy Rump
After the last race hop back on the bus to deliver you safely back to one of the above stops. Return buses will run from 5:30pm to 8pm.
 

Recommended accommodation in Alice Springs:

Alice in the Territory 

Mercure Alice Springs Resort 

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters 

DoubleTree by Hilton

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