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Staying at the stunning Segenhoe Inn Bed & Breakfast, all to ourselves, we’ll visit the heart of Australian thoroughbred breeding, the Hunter Valley, to visit all the leading studs in NSW. With over 50 studs scattered throughout the beautiful Hunter Valley, we’ll visit some of the best including Darley, Coolmore, Vinery, Arrowfield, & Newgate Farm. Mixed amongst the studs are some fantastic wineries as well, and we’ll be sure to drop in for a drink or two.
We’ll then finish the week at the Scone Cup Carnival, it is one of the biggest country race days on the NSW racing calendar and a half-day public holiday in Scone. The two day Darley Scone Cup Carnival incorporating the Darley Scone Cup Race Day and the Inglis Guineas & Coolmore Dark Jewel Race Day, the next day, is the largest country racing carnival in Australia, offering nearly $2M in prize money and stand-alone metropolitan status.
PAYMENT – $200 Deposit due on booking, balance due 60 days before the tour begins.
Arrive in Sydney & meet at our central location for our private coach transfer to the Hunter Valley. On arrival in Aberdeen, we make our way to the historic Segenhoe Inn Bed & Breakfast where we have the place to ourselves for the week, although it does have shared bathrooms. After a freshen up, we’ll head down to our private bar for drinks and then enjoy a beautiful bbq dinner in the Inn where we’ll get to know everyone.
After a relaxing morning, we head off on our first day touring around the Hunter Valley visiting some amazing studs including Arrowfield, & Coolmore . We’ll view their leading stallions and some weanlings as we check out next years crop of Yearling sale toppers.
We’ll also visit the beautiful Hollydene Winery for lunch. On return to Segenhoe Inn the evening is yours to enjoy the beautiful property, some local hospitality and just relax.
After another relaxing morning, we head off on our second day touring around the Hunter Valley visiting some amazing studs including Vinery, Newgate and Darley. We’ll view their leading stallions and some weanlings as we check out next years crop of Yearling sale toppers.
We’ll also visit The restaurant has been named “Best Country Restaurant” and “Best Steak Venue” for a number of years The Willow tree Inn for a gourmet lunch . On return to Segenhoe Inn the evening is again yours to enjoy the beautiful property, some local hospitality and just relax.
Today we’re off to the Scone Cup, one of the biggest days on the NSW country racing calendar featuring the $200,000 Scone Cup. We have the best spot to take it all in with reserved tables in the Darley Marquee. This is the premier all-inclusive hospitality precinct in Country Racing and will be an experience like no other. Darley Marquee inclusions are as follows:
We’ll return to Aberdeen after a few post races drinks.
We’re back at the track for Scone Dark Jewel Day, a standalone metro race day. We have premium hospitality in the Inglis Marquee. The Inglis Marquee inclusions are as follows:
Following the last race, we’ll enjoy a few drinks at the track before heading back to the Segenhoe Inn for final night drinks in the bar.
It’s been a massive week and hopefully, we’ve still got some winnings in our pockets. We’ll make our way back to Sydney before heading our separate ways after another great racing adventure.