Celebrate spring racing in Camberwell Junction
Article posted: October 17, 2023
Australians love sporting events, but there’s something about the Spring Racing Carnival that puts it in a league of its own.
Everything about spring racing is fabulous – from the jaw-dropping fashion to the fine wine, champagne and food, to the parties that continue well after the last race has been run.
It’s a time to embrace luxury and spoil ourselves with everything that makes life luxe.
Whether you’re being seen at the Bird Cage, making a statement in the stands, or throwing your own soiree at home, everything you need to make this Spring Racing Carnival the most fabulous event can be found in Camberwell Junction.
Spring racing style
During the Spring Racing Carnival, the most eye-catching fillies aren’t on the field – they’re the fabulous fashionistas on parade in the Bird Cage, stands, and car parks.
Every day of the Spring Racing Carnival comes with its own dress code and theme, so planning is essential.
Those in the fashion know tell us that the key trends to embrace for spring racing have one thing in common: prettiness.
Pastels are huge and bows are making a comeback – not seen since the 1980s. Witchery and Blue Illusion are embracing the pretty look, while Country Road is brimming with the next biggest trend: top to toe red. Off the shoulder is the cut of the season – check out all the shouldering-baring styles at Trenery.
In Camberwell Junction, the place to find the headwear to suit your look is at Hats Off Handmade Headwear, which offers bespoke pieces that range from the showstopper to the quietly elegant, and are as individual as they are on-trend.
Primp and pamper for race day
With so much skin on show this Spring Racing Carnival, make sure yours is glowing with health and vitality with a visit to one of Camberwell Junction’s salons and spas.
Starting with the face, make sure yours is clear, plumped and glowing by booking in a facial or skin treatment at Endota Spa. For the rest of the body, get waxed, exfoliated and moisturised at Beauty on Burke – and don’t forget to book in for a tan at Beauty and Bronze.
The devil’s in the details, so make sure even the smallest part of your beauty regime is taken care of, including a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow shape.
Mark race day at home
Sometimes the most memorable spring racing days are spent at home, with frocked up friends and family firing up the barbecue and feasting on fabulous foods, only stopping to huddle around the TV or radio at race time.
Camberwell Junction is the one-stop location for all your fresh food needs. Create gourmet salads or grazing boards to die for with produce from the Camberwell Fresh Food Market, and lock in a trip to Camberwell Market Seafood and Commercial Butchers for all your meat needs.
Celebrate race day in Camberwell Junction
When the horses have been washed down and treated to a bucket of oats, the spring racing party is just getting started in Camberwell Junction.
Camberwell Junction’s wine bars are a great place to re-live the drama of the wins and commiserate about the near misses.
For something a little fancy, check out Barrel & Roast, Bar None or East End Wine Bar – always popular hangouts for fancy punters. Or for a relaxing and casual atmosphere where you can enjoy a post-race day drink, head to East of Everything or nineteenforty at the Rivoli.
Regardless of where your horse finishes, you will always be a winner when you prepare for the Spring Racing Carnival in Camberwell Junction.