8 July - 7 August 2017
Cheer until you're hoarse with 20,000 other racing fans as your horse nears the finish on the enduring dirt track of Darwin's Fannie Bay Racecourse.
The pinnacle of Top End racing is the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup. It takes a little over two minutes to run, a dedicated team a year to plan and is the crescendo of a stunning eight-day Carnival. The iconic Carlton Mid Darwin Cup is truly the largest sporting and social event in the Northern Territory.
The day is broadcast to over 40 nations and will see a crowd of 20,000 revellers converge on Fannie Bay for a day of fashion, entertainment, and unsurpassed hospitality. In 2017 the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival is being billed as the ‘Carnival of Colour’ and Darwin City will be awash in vivid bright tones when Carnival fever grips.
2017 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival Dates
-8th July 2017 – Hot 100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
-15th July 2017 – Asian United Food Service, Chief Minister’s Cup Family Day
-19th July 2017 – Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
-22nd July 2017 – Ladbrokes NT Derby Day
-29th July 2017 – SKY Racing Metric Mile Race Day
-2nd August 2017 – Darwin Corporate Park Race Day
-5th August 2017 - bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day
-7th August 2017 – Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day
Dick Ward Drive, Dick Ward Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory, 0820, Australia
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