Jarden Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 2 November 2021

Martini Henry Lounge

Rise to the occasion

Ticket price:


$2,900 for a table of 10

Club member discounts apply

Seating is at tables of 10

Treat your valued guests to an all-encompasing experience in this dining precinct, named after the first New Zealand-bred horse to win the Melbourne Cup - Martini Henry.

Positioned indoors in a top-floor location that offers unrivaled racecourse views, join like-minded groups for an all-inclusive day out.

An exclusive covered outdoor grandstand viewing deck provides an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and racing action, and between races you’ll have ample opportunities to talk sport, business and all that goes in between either at your reserved seat or within the lounge’s informal spaces.

Our team of professional service staff will help ensure your day runs as well as we hope the Kiwis will in Melbourne.

The menu for the day has been specially designed by award-winning Executive Chef Steve Barton who relies on the bounty of seasonal Kiwi produce, often incorporating produce grown sustainably onsite. 

Package includes:​​
  • A 7.5 hour beverage package featuring selected still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers, cider & non-alcoholic beverages, tea & coffee

  • Sumptuous buffet lunch designed by our award-winning chef that features the finest in fresh, seasonal New Zealand produce

  • Afternoon tea including cheeseboard

  • Arrival drink of either a bespoke 'Martini Henry' cocktail created specially for guests booked in this lounge only; or flute of Champagne

  • Ability to purchase Champagne on the day at hospitality-exclusive prices

  • Pre-allocated, reserved seat (at a table of 10) in the comfort of an air-conditioned room

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass frontages providing excellent viewing opportunities from indoors; plus access to Martini Henry Lounge-exclusive, covered outdoor grandstand viewing deck that offers panoramic views of the racing on course plus the super screen 

  • Races from both Melbourne & Ellerslie broadcast live from inside the Martini Henry Lounge

  • Racecourse & Martini Henry Lounge admission 

  • Complimentary racebooks inside the lounge 

  • Entry into the official after-party in our exclusive Cuvée Bar after the last race at Ellerslie

Please note: 

  • Seating is in tables of 10.  If less than 10 tickets are purchased, you may be required to share your table with others

  • Racecourse gates open at 11.00am* – this hospitality option opens at 11.30am

  • The Melbourne Cup runs at approximately 5pm. The first race at Ellerslie will run at approximately 12.30pm

  • Prices include GST

Other information ​​

  • On-site, overnight parking is free however we strongly encourage guests leave cars at home.  Ellerslie Racecourse is located close to public transport networks including the Greenlane Train Station which is a 600m walk away

  • dress code is in place in all hospitality areas including the Martini Henry Lounge, plus certain other areas including the Ascot Stand and on-site after party.  While we hate turning people away, the dress code will be enforced as required and entry will be refused if it is not adhered to. Please ensure anyone you are purchasing tickets for is aware of this

  • Tickets are non-refundable and include a 2.5% transaction fee.  A separate booking fee of $1.50 per ticket also applies upon purchase

  • We encourage responsible drinking. Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry into Ellerslie Racecourse and will be removed from the grounds

  • We are a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted

  • Promotional photographs, social media content & film footage will be taken at this event. By entering the racecourse, event-goers consent to use of their image by the Club & New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing for promotional purposes

  • Event terms & conditions apply

  • All bars close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar.  Guests from this precinct are welcome to join the official on-site after party in Cuvée (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted)