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The Bachelor and Bachelorette (Parties)

Spring has sprung and the weather is warming up, which means two things; racing season, and wedding season. The notorious time rolls around every year, which is closely preceeded by arguably one of the best parts of any wedding; Bachelor and Bachelortette Parties.

More commonly known in this country as 'Bucks' and 'Hens' parties, we're all familiar with the format; the bride or groom to be gathers a group of their closest friends and families for a celebration before things get serious.

When it comes to The Races, you've come to the right place for such an occasion. A day trackside provides the perfect backdrop for any Hens or Bucks party, big or small, where you can dress up and enjoy a day of trackside fun.

We've gathered a list of the go-to's for your upcoming nuptial celebrations, so if you're a maid of honour or best man who hasn't quite got around it yet, read on...

Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup - October 20

Just under an hour's drive from Adelaide, the Murray Bridge Gold Cup is always a great day out, and a fantastic opportunity to entertain friends, family, or of course a Bucks show.

Enjoy your own private area with the Private Marquees, where you can park yourselves for the day, or simply head up there with a group and be part of the crowd. Head here for more information on the day and tickets available. 

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Victoria Derby Day at Morphettville - November 4

For the fashion lovers looking for a exclusive trackside experience, Victoria Derby Day is for you, in the Festival Gardens precinct. This trackside pavilion hosts the most stylish on course, with one of the best views, a delicious cocktail menu and DJ tunes throughout the day.

Ideal for a Hen's show, dress up to the nines in your best black and white and celebrate one of Australia's biggest race days. To buy tickets and find out more, head to the Morphettville website

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If you're looking for something a bit more casual, Hens and Bucks alike will love the Spring Carnival Lawn Party. Positioned front and centre on the Champagne Lawns at Morphettville, get a group together to enjoy a trackside party in the Spring sun.

With the brand new Aperol Bar, Little Creatures Pop Up and plenty of your favourite food trucks, it's the ideal setting for a Hens or Bucks show, not to mention the DJ playing party tunes all day! Get tickets here

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Holdfast Insurance Brokers Gawler Cup

As one of the biggest events of the year in the Gawler area, the Gawler Cup brings in thousands from the surrounding area to enjoy a day of racing. There is a great variety of hospitality packages on offer to suit your group, whether you're looking for trackside dining, a private marquee, or trackside party times in the GBV Sociale Maverick Marquee.

It's also a great opportunity to surprise your Hen or Buck and get them into the Fashion at The Races Competition, where they could win cash and prizes. Click here for more information on the day.


For all of The Races SA Events and Club information, head to the Thoroughbred Racing SA Website. 

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