The pinnacle of Top End racing is the Great Northern 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 Great Northern 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 2019, the Great Northern 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.
2019 Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival Dates
-6th July 2019 – Hot 100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
-13th July 2019 – Asian United Food Service, Chief Minister’s Cup Family Day
-17th July 2019 – Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
-20th July 2019 – Ladbrokes NT Derby Day
-27th July 2019 – SKY Racing Metric Mile Race Day
-31st July 2019 – Darwin Corporate Park Race Day
-3rd August 2019 – bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day
-5th August 2019 – Great Northern Darwin Cup Day