Tuesday 07 November from 12:00

Horse racing has been a beloved sport in Australia since the colonial era. The inaugural Australian horse races emerged in Sydney during the 1790s, shortly after the arrival of the first horses in the colony in 1788. Within a decade, horse racing had become a well-established and organised pursuit in Sydney. The very first official race meeting, orchestrated by Governor Macquarie, was hosted at the newly established Hyde Park racetrack in 1810. Following the ban, Hyde Park continued to host various other games, including cricket and rugby union, until it was transformed into public gardens in 1856.

The Club’s history is intricately linked with horse racing in New South Wales, serving as the base of our Culture and Values and a celebration of our vibrant community.

From its early days, Tattersalls Club has embodied the spirit of camaraderie, competition, and the thrill of the races. Just as the Melbourne Cup signifies the “race that stops the nation,” Tattersalls stands as a haven for those who cherish life’s finer pleasures, relish the passion for sports, and celebrate one of Australia’s most loved traditions.

So, when it’s time for Melbourne Cup Day in Sydney, adorn your most elegant attire and savour the moment with your fellow club members! As we carry forward this legacy, this is a day when our Club showcases its most magnificent attire, matching the grandeur of the Flemington Racecourse.

For $180 per person, you can enjoy canapés & oysters to start, followed by a scrumptious four-course meal. And what’s a celebration without drinks? Well, we’ve got you covered with a 4-hour premium drinks package to keep the good times rolling.