Join AUSTRALIAN RACING TOURS for a trip to amazing South Australia. We’ll head to the best day on the South Australian country racing calendar in the Balaklava Cup, also known as the biggest party in South Australia, unrivalled for atmosphere and caters for a wide array of guests.
Based at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort we’ll explore the beautiful wineries in the area, taste as much as we can and enjoy some lovely lunches of local produce.
We’ll also have a tour of the famous Kildalton Park, former home of the Hayes empire, now with Tony McEvoy. This is an amazing setup, a real horse lovers heaven.
We then finish the week in Adelaide with a trip to Morphettville .
PAYMENT – $200 Deposit due on booking, balance due 60 days before the tour begins.
We meet in Adelaide before making the one hour trip to the beautiful Novetel Barossa Valley Resort. The Novotel Barossa Valley Resort is centrally located overlooking the vines of Jacob’s Creek and the Barossa Valley Ranges.
After settling in we’ll meet for some welcome drinks before enjoying a nice local dinner and get to know each other.
After a relaxing morning, we head off to the Balaklava Cup, also known as the biggest party in South Australia, unrivalled for atmosphere and caters for a wide array of guests with not only racing but Fashions on the field, fine food, drinks, and entertainment.
We’re located in the Beldale Balle Marquee, a fully inclusive seated trackside marquee, including entry, racebook, three-course buffet lunch, beer, wine, cider, spirits and soft drink. The Beldale Ball marquee is
trackside with large beer-garden, marquee host, private tote facility and TV’s for comfort.
After the races,. we’ll head back to the hotel to relax in front of the stunning views
We have a relaxing morning before we head off to the famous Angaston Park, now Kildalton Park, home of the former Hayes empire, now run by Tony McEvoy. Located at Angaston in the heart of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Kildalton Park is a state-of-the-art training facility for thoroughbred racehorses.
The property provides a relaxing and natural environment for horses complete with lush pastures, rolling hills and big red gums. The facility comprises uphill grass gallops, an all-weather track (with electronic timing), a swimming pool, sand rolls, galloping treadmills, expansive pastures and stables with a country view.
After the tour, we head to a nice local winery for a tasting and lunch. Then we’ll drop into another winery on the way back to the hotel to enjoy a couple more glasses of local wine as we take in the best of South Australia.
After a relaxing morning, we’re off to explore a few more wineries, sample the beautiful wines and enjoy another nice lunch of local produce.
We then make our way back to Adelaide and our accommodation in Glenelg. We’ll be staying at the Stamford Grand right on the beach in the heart of Glenelg. The evening is yours to explore the area and it’s many wonderful restaurants.
Today we’re off to the races in Adelaide where we have a private box with premium catering. Located just 75m from the finish line, these private boxes have fantastic views over the whole track.
The races conclude around 6 pm and you have the evening to celebrate a great day out and spend your winnings!
The tour concludes this morning after breakfast as we all head home, hopefully with some great memories, a box of wine and a few winnings.