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2023 SCONE CUP & HUNTER VALLEY STUDS

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  • 9 May to 14 May 2023
  • Scone (NSW)
  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • 20 People
Tour Details

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.

Price Includes

  • Return Sydney to Scone Transfer
  • 5 Nights Accommodation at the Mecure Gardens Resort, Pokolbin
  • Welcome Dinner & Drinks
  • Lunch at the famous steak restaurant Graze at Willow Tree Inn
  • Stud visits including Arrowfield, Darley, Newgate, Coolmore
  • Wine tasting and lunch at beautiful Hollydene Estate
  • Premium Hospitality at Scone races for both days of their Cup carnival (including food & beverages)
  • Services of an experienced guide
  • Transfers throughout

Price Excludes

  • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommeneded)
Price
Double Room Per Person
$3395
Single Room
$4195

PAYMENT – $200 Deposit due on booking, balance due 60 days before the tour begins.

Itinerary
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TUESDAY 9 MAY 2023Sydney to Hunter Valley & Welcome Dinner

Arrive in Sydney & meet at our central location for our private coach transfer to the Hunter Valley.  On arrival in Pokolbin , we make our way to the Mecure Hunter Valley Resort for the week. After a freshen up, we’ll head down for a private dinner and drinks to get to know each other.

WEDNESDAY 10 MAYStud Visits & Winery Luncheon

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.

THURSDAY 11 MAYStud Visits & Winery Luncheon

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.

FRIDAY 12 MAYScone Cup Day

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:

  • Entry into the racecourse and the Darley Marquee precinct
  • Fully inclusive premium drink and food package from 11.30am until 9.30pm
  • Canapes, Luncheon, Dessert, Afternoon Tea & Supper
  • Reserved allocated seating
  • Live entertainment and Silent Auction post-races

We’ll return to Aberdeen after a few post races drinks.

SATURDAY 13 MAYScone Dark Jewell Day

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:

  • Entry into the racecourse and Inglis Marquee Precinct
  • All-inclusive beer wine and soft drink
  • Reserved allocated seating
  • Canapes, buffet luncheon, dessert and afternoon tea
  • Racebook

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.

SUNDAY 14 MAY 2023Return to Sydney & Tour Concludes

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.