Cheer until you’re hoarse with 20,000 other racing fans as your horse nears the finish on the enduring dirt track of Darwin’s Fannie Bay Racecourse.
The pinnacle of Top End racing is the Carlton Mid 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 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup is truly the largest sporting and social event in the Northern Territory.
2018 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival Dates
7th July 2018 – Hot 100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
14th July 2018 – Asian United Food Service, Chief Minister’s Cup Family Day
18th July 2018 – Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
21st July 2018 – Ladbrokes NT Derby Day
28th July 2018 – SKY Racing Metric Mile Race Day
1st August 2018 – Darwin Corporate Park Race Day
4th August 2018 – bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day
6th August 2018 – Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Day