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 revelers converge on Fannie Bay for a day of fashion, entertainment and unsurpassed hospitality. In 2018, 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.
2018 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival Dates
-7th July 2018 – Hot 100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
-14th July 2018 – Asian United Food Service, Chief Minister’s Cup Family Day
-18th July 2018 – Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
-21st July 2018 – Ladbrokes NT Derby Day
-28th July 2018 – SKY Racing Metric Mile Race Day
-1st August 2018 – Darwin Corporate Park Race Day
-4th August 2018 – bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day
-6th August 2018 – Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day