Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival 2024

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Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival 2024

10:00am, Sat 6 July, 2024 - 6:00pm, Mon 5 August, 2024
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The Territory’s biggest social and sporting event sees over 40,000 racegoers in attendance each year for all the colour, fashion and excitement of thoroughbred racing in the Top End, culminating in the Great Northern Darwin Cup on Monday August 5, 2024.

Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival Pass 2024
Multi-Day Entry Tickets!

The Carnival Pass gives you General Admission access for all 8 days of carnival, including bet365 Palmerston Sprint Day and Great Northern Darwin Cup Day.
Day 1 - Darwin Guineas Race Day
Sat 6 July 2024

The Darwin Guineas is an iconic start to the month-long Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival and features the 1st leg of the $50,000 Darwin Double for 3yo’s.
Day 2 - AUFS Chief Minister's Cup Day
Sat 13 July 2024

A Day for the family, the AUFS Chief Minister’s Cup Day is popular for all ages with activities like face painting, jumping castles and more.
Day 3 - Bridge Toyota Ladies' Day
Wed 17 July 2024

One of the most beloved days of the carnival, with Fashions on the Field and an array of hospitality options around the course to suit any taste.
Day 4 - Ladbrokes NT Derby Day
Sat 20 July 2024

Black and white reigns supreme on Derby Day, one of the most prestigious days during the carnival, with Fashions on the Field and a number of hospitality options available.
Day 5 - TAB Metric Mile Day
Sat 27 July 2024

Day 5 provides the last opportunity for Cup hopefuls to make the field for the big one on the final day of the Carnival. The TAB Metric Mile ran over 1600m event is one of 7 top-quality races that day.
Day 6 - Corporate Race Day
Wed 31 July 2024

On the track, it’s all about the sprinters, vying for the Dabble Corporate Cup over 1300m. Off the Track, it’s the time to impress. The leading figures in NT business can all be found track-side.
Ladbrokes Let's Talk Racing Luncheon
Thurs 1 Aug 2024

Don’t miss out on tickets to one of the Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival’s most-loved events. Hear from some of racing’s greatest with live interviews and entertainment all afternoon in the air-conditioned Pavilion.
Day 7 - bet365 Palmerston Sprint Day
Sat 3 Aug 2024

bet365 Palmerston Sprint Day kicks off the biggest long weekend in the Top End, with the Territory’s premier sprint race, the $135,000 bet365 Palmerston Sprint, featuring the Territory’s fastest horses looking to hold out interstate raiders for supreme honours.
Sportsbet Darwn Turf Club Gala Ball
Sat 3 Aug 2024

Enjoy the dry season at its finest, and wine and dine under the stars to five-star entertainment all night. Tickets include a beverage package and buffet dinner.
Day 8 - Great Northern Darwin Cup Day
Mon 5 Aug 2024

One of the largest sporting and social events in the NT. Broadcast to over 40 nations, the day will see 20,000 racegoers in for a day of fashion, entertainment and hospitality.