Celebrating Spring Racing in Gippsland

It’s the season for fun, fillies, and folly, and whether you’re a punter or an observer, there are plenty of thrills to be had in Gippsland. For locals and visitors alike, the country races are a guaranteed good time for every member of the family. Fashion, food, entertainment, and of course all the excitement of a race-day win, this spring racing carnival is a time to come together with friends and family for a bit of trackside frivolity.



Ladbrokes Sale Cup: Sunday 29th October 2023

Sale Turf Club (1 hour 20 mins from Bloomfield)

With a $200,000 prize, the Ladbrokes Sale Cup is certainly a big day on the racing carnival calendar. Held at the Sale Turf Club, less than an hour and a half from Bloomfield Estate, the Sale Cup features fashion events, live music and entertainment, and a range of packages to suit every punter, from general admission to paddock picnic seating, private marquees and grandstand fine-dining. The Sale Turf Club is a more relaxed setting but by no means is less thrilling than metro carnival days, so make a day of it while supporting the local community at the country races in Sale.

For more information, visit the Sale Turf Club website.



Morwell Bowling Club Derby Day: Saturday 4th November 2023

Latrobe Valley Racing Club (45 mins from Bloomfield)

A full-day line-up of racing action in the country, the Morwell Bowling Club Derby Day is the ideal lead-in to Melbourne Cup Day. A great day out for those who enjoy a tipple, this year’s Derby Day is an exhilarating event for friends and families, as well as for corporate groups, hens or bucks’ parties, or to celebrate an extra special milestone. With options including the Glenview Park Marquee with live music and free-flowing beverages, or Private Marquees for larger groups, it’s the perfect excuse to dress up, wine, dine, and hope for a win!

For tickets, or the race-day line-up info, visit lvrc.com.au



Melbourne Cup at the Bank Hotel Warragul: Tuesday 7th November 2023

5-7 Smith St, Warragul (7 mins from Bloomfield)

Looking for something closer to home? The Bank Hotel in Warragul is your spot for the race that stops the nation. From 12 pm, the Bank Hotel will showcase every race of the Lexus Melbourne Cup on the biggest screens in town. You can enjoy a fixed beverage package, roaming canapes, and live music, as well as sweeps throughout the day and awards for the best dressed. What better way to celebrate the nation’s biggest racing event than with a party at your local?

Secure your tickets by visiting the Bank Hotel Warragul website.



At Bloomfield Estate, there’s never any shortage of entertainment close to home. Whether you’re up for a country drive, or prefer the convenience of your local favourites, life at Bloomfield promises an endless array of fun. Follow our journey to learn more about how you can secure your place at Bloomfield Estate in Nilma, soon.