For the first time in the history of Brisbane horse racing, two of the biggest racedays came together on Saturday May 9.

The Cup Carnivàle Day was a roaring success and the people of Brisbane turned up looking turned out.

This was the official opening of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Festival and it was a fantastic day. This was the day to see and be seen and was the perfect opportunity for friends to gather together and enjoy a day at the races.

Australasia’s best sprinters and stayers competed in the $500,000 BTC Cup and the $650,000 Doomben Cup, Cup Carnivàle Day was a day filled with colour and excitement and the excited smiles of the crowds.

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