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SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival - Saturday

Feature race day

Kangaroo Island, Cygnet River

Saturday, 17th February, 2018
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one! Join a crowd of around 3,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and wide race for the Kangaroo Island Cup.

Dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field for your chance to represent the Island at the Fashion at The Races competition in Adelaide, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.

Getting to the Races

A FREE transfer service is available from Kingscote.
Departing: Queenscliffe Hotel
When: 10.30am (Then every half hour)

Transfers courtesy of SA Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell MP, KI Transfers, The Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island.

Fashions on the Field

The Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival always attracts a stylish crowd and this year will be no different. Especially with such great prizes up for grabs in the Fashions of the Field competition!

This year's best dressed racegoer will not only win a Southern Ocean Lodge luxury escape, but they'll also secure themselves a place in the Fashion at The Races state final for the chance to win a shopping spree thanks to BKNR. 

Local Prizes

1st Prize
One night's accommodation at the Southern Ocean Lodge in a Flinders Suite for two adults, including all dining, open bar with premium beverages, in-suite bar, selected lodge based experiences and island airport transfers.
The prize also includes a return ferry fare for two people and one vehicle thanks to SeaLink.

Hospitality Options - 

Long Lunch Marquee - $199

Take the hassle out of thinking about where to sit, what to eat and what to pack for a day at
the races . . . and leave the hard work up to us!

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Long Lunch Marquee - $199

Celebrate the Kangaroo Island Cup day in style by booking a place at the Kangaroo Island Long Lunch. Share a relaxed day with clients, friends or other racing enthusiasts. The long tables will be laden with the best food from this bountiful island and complemented by Dudley Wines and a generous supply of other refreshing beverages. Catch up with old friends and perhaps make some new ones in this welcoming, shared table format that embraces the best of Kangaroo Island hospitality.

Four course luncheon by Sue Pearson of 2 Birds & A Squid Food Co

Dudley wines

Private betting facilities

Race Entry

Race Book

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Party Marquees - From $220

Bring some playmates and hire a private Party Tent for 10, 15 or 20 people. These are ideal for social and corporate groups who would like to entertain clients and friends.
All tents have a back wall and a division wall between adjoining marquees.

Picnic hampers and beverage packages are also available to order within these tents.

More info

Party Marquees - From $220


$220 per package

Package includes

• 3m x 3m marquee

• 1 table

• 10 chairs


$350 per package

Package includes

• 4.5m x 4.5m marquee

• 2 tables

• 15 chairs


Gourmet picnic baskets will be available for purchase with all marquee packages.


An extensive range of beers and Dudley wines will be available to pre-purchase to ensure your marquees are well stocked.


Please contact the Kangaroo Island Racing Club on 0409 673 640

Event sponsors

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