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Royal Randwick Luxury Day

Thursday, May 13, 2004
Brendon is about to hit the big day out at the races and gets the insider tips on the sport of kings.

If you've ever fancied a day at the races, but only if you could do it in style, here's a memorable way to go.

The Australian Jockey Club has aligned itself with Blue Sky Helicopters, the Marriott hotel group and Australia in Style, a vintage car company.

The day begins at the Blue Sky Helicopter pad at Sydney Airport and a 20-minute scenic flight over Sydney Harbour, taking in the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Taronga Zoo. You land on the infield of Royal Randwick Racecourse and this is really where your day of action and indulgence begins.

Thoroughbred racing is enjoying a revival in Australia and Royal Randwick, Sydney's premier racecourse, is run by the country's oldest racing club, the Australian Jockey Club. Established in 1842, it is the home of the AJC Derby, Doncaster Handicap and Sydney Cup. Past greats such as Phar Lap, Tulloch, Bernborough, Kingston Town, Sunline and Octagonal have won and lost there.

During the day you can have a flutter on your favourite horses, enjoy an extensive buffet, a full beverage package and maybe make a statement in Fashions in the Field.

After the last race, you will collected by a marvellous 1969 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce, courtesy of Australia in Style. With any luck, you will sink into the leather comfort of the car and count your winnings!

You go in style to the Marriott Sydney Harbour, where you stay the night in a Deluxe Opera View Room and enjoy breakfast the following morning.

The hotel has recently been refurbished and is in one of Sydney's best tourist spots. It's all there to be enjoyed.


Randwick Racecourse in Sydney


Australian Jockey Club has luxury packages starting at $695 per person for groups of four, including helicopter and Rolls Royce transfers, a race-day dining package, accommodation and breakfast. You can book on all major race-day events or any of the 40 race meetings held throughout the year.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

The Australian Jockey Club
Alison Road Randwick 2031
Ph: (02) 9663 8400
Fax: (02) 9662 4071

Blue Sky Helicopters Pty Ltd
Ross Smith Avenue, Sydney Airport Mascot 2020
Ph:(02) 9700 7888
Fax: (02) 9700 7999

Qantas: 13 13 13

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