SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival
SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival

Dates: Held from Thursday 15th February, 2018 through to Sunday, 18th February- 11:00am - 6:00pm

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival is one big party! and a ‘must do’ on the South Australian event calendar Generally around 3,000 people come to enjoythe atmosphere of great country racing, as the best horses from across the state race for the Kangaroo Island Cup. Racegoers enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.

Ladies you can dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field and your chance to represent Kangaroo Island at the “Fashion at The Races” competition in Adelaide. The KI Cup Carnival always attracts a stylish crowd especially as there are some great prizes up for grabs in this competition!

The Kangaroo Island Racecourse, located at Cygnet River, comes alive with great country racing on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th February. Thursday is a casual race day, but Saturday is the main event when patrons dress up in true racing style and enjoy the Fashion on the Field competition, trackside entertainment, and the fantastic local KI food and wine.

The Kangaroo Island Cup “Long Lunch”is a real favourite and is held trackside on Saturday 17th February. Enjoy a delicious 4-course meal prepared by Sue Pearson and accompanied by a selection of great local Dudley Wines and beers. This is a very popular lunch event, so book early.

Sea Dragon Lodge offers free transfers for its guests.

KI Cup Race Days & Events

Thursday 15th February

  • Casual Race Day, Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote. Starts 11.00am. You buy tickets at the gate only.
  • Cocktail Party at the Ozone Hotel. Starts 6.30pm. This function includes drinks and canapes. Book at the Ozone Hotel

Friday 16th February
  • "Punters Intermission" held at Dudley Wines Cellars 10.00am - 8.00pm.
  • Annual Kangaroo Island Cup Calcutta at the Ozone Hotel. This will be drawn between 8:30pm – 9pm. Calcutta tickets purchased at the Ozone.

Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Saturday 17th February
  • ‘Kangaroo Island Cup’ Race Day, Kingscote. Gates open 11.00am.
    Tickets can be pre-purchased through SeaLink or at the gate.
  • KI Cup Long Lunch (Bookings through SeaLink essential)
  • Fashion at the Races

Sunday 18th February
  • Punter’s Intermission at Dudley Wines 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Why Not Stay and See Why Kangaroo Island is one of SA’s Best Kept Secrets

Kangaroo Island has a lot to offer why not make a long weekend out of your KI Cup visit and take in some of the sights of this magical island. Sea Dragon Lodge one of the Kangaroo Island’s leading luxury Retreats is set on a stunning 250 acre seafront estate. Only 50 minutes from the KI Cup racecourse and with complimentary transfers on Race Day, it makes the perfect venue.

Sea Dragon Lodge offers fully self-contained luxury villas and lodge. Each has spectacular ocean views, wildlife literally at the doorstep and all the comforts of home. You have the flexibility of self-catering or ordering their delicious home-cooked evening meal hampers that showcase the island’s great local produce.

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