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  • 14 May to 19 May 2024
  • Scone (NSW)
  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • 30 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, & 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 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 local Pokolbin Winery
  • 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

  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommeneded)
Double Room Per Person
Single Room

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


TUESDAY 14 MAY 2024Sydney 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 15 MAYStud Visits & Winery Luncheon

We head off on our first 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.

After this we will make our way back to Pokolbin for a long winery lunch to see out the afternoon.


THURSDAY 16 MAYStud Visits & Winery Luncheon

Today we head off on our second day touring around the Hunter Valley visiting Coolmore Stud for a lovely tour of the property and stallion parade.

We’ll also visit the beautiful Hollydene Winery for lunch and then pop into a winery near our hotel for a tasting before the evening is yours at leisure to do the form for the weekend.

FRIDAY 17 MAYScone Cup Day - Day 1 Races

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 18 MAYScone Dark Jewel Day - Day 2

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


SUNDAY 19 MAY 2024Return 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.