Melbourne Cup 2017 | Brisbane

2017 Melbourne Cup

Celebrate the 2017 Melbourne Cup at the Transcontinental Hotel, Brisbane.

Looking for the best 2017 Melbourne Cup events in Brisbane? You’ll find the perfect day at the Transcontinental Hotel’s annual Melbourne Cup luncheon.

Guests have two options of packages to book, including a dream lunch upstairs in our Platform Bar. Both dining packages feature menu’s designed and prepared by award winning and hatted Chef, Robert Campbell.


Platform Package 

Situated in our exclusive Platform Bar, guests will relax to live music and enjoy a three hour beverage package paired with a three course lunch from 12-3pm

Punters Package 

For those who want to be part of the action, enjoy a two course dining experience with a drink on your arrival and settle in for a day of excitement!


Guests won’t miss any of the action with 4x 100inch projectors, 6x high definition screens and state of the art surround sound, the race will be televised live and loud and can be seen from any seat in the house.

With live music throughout the venue, drinks flowing and sweeps, raffles, prizes on the day and in-house TAB, Brisbane racegoers will be celebrating the day in style at the Transcontinental Hotel.

Call (07) 3236 1366 or email to make an enquiry.


Melbourne Cup 2017
Raceday Information Table
Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Race Time: 15:00
Location: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 3200 metres
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $6,000,000 + $200,000 trophies
2016 Winner: Almandin
Fastest time: 3.16.30 – Kingston Rule (1990)
Most wins by a horse: 3 – Makybe Diva
Most wins by a jockey: 4 – Bobby Lewis and Harry White
Most wins by a trainer: 12 – Bart Cummings
Most winning barrier: Barrier 5
Most winning weight: 54.5kg



Please note: All table bookings must be under the same name. All patrons of the same booking must purchase the same package. Cancellation policy applies.



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