Horse racing is an important part of Australian culture.

Melbourne is where one of the largest horse races in the world – Melbourne Cup. It is affectionately known as the race that stops a nation, which gives you some scope as to how popular the sport is in the land down.

It is affectionately known as the race that stops a nation, which gives you some scope as to how popular the sport is in the land down.

The atmosphere

Oi Racecourse is one of the most lively and diverse racing venues I’ve ever been to. There are attendees from all age groups, including families with young children.

They are known for their sparkling races here, and when the sun starts to go down the lights turn on! You will see everything from trees lit up in the outdoor dining area, through to horseback riding and transport complete with illuminated fairy lights. If you’re looking for a unique night spot or another place for a girl night out, a trip to the races might just be the ticket.

Dress codes

Some racecourses around the world have very strict dress codes – think suits and ties, fancy hats or glamors, and skirts and heels as high as the eye can see. The race experience at Oi Racecourse is much more comfortable than this, which makes for a pleasant change. Of course, if you want to get all frocked up in your Sunday best go right ahead – but you won’t be out of place in jeans and a t-shirt either.

Food

One of the best parts about a trip to races – especially with evening events – is that you can complete a whole night. There are many different dining options at the venue, for every taste of taste. Okonomiyaki, karaage, burgers and chips, yakitori and rice curry are just a few of the options available. They even have a grill where you can sit and grill up the food you want!

It’s a fun and casual dining experience, and if you like a nipple, there’s plenty of beers and other alcoholic drinks.