Event Details

Date

Saturday, 12 April, 2014

Venue

Caulfield Racecourse
Gate 22, Station Street, Caulfield East, VIC 3145.
Find out how to get there »

Gates Open

11:00am

After Party

The Motel
172 York Street, South Melbourne, VIC.
Check out the bar for transport information »

Ticket Prices

$49

Dress Code

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with jacket, collared shirt and tie at all times.

Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard of dress. No denim or leather.

For more information visit the bar »

Proceeds

National Breast Cancer Foundation
To find out how you are contributing visit our research page.

The Bar

Elevated viewing of the entire racecourse, DJ entertainment plus complimentary transport and entry to the official after party are just some of the exclusive benefits of this stylish event held in the Black Caviar Pavilion. Tickets $49.

Includes

  • Admission to the Racecourse and the exclusive Pink Ribbon Bar
  • Slurpee and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts throughout the day
  • Trackside views of the racecourse including home straight, winning post and mounting yard
  • Entertainment by prominent Melbourne DJ’s
  • Outdoor decking area, private totalisers LCD screens showing all the racing action
  • Vintage Photobooth
  • Fabulous door prizes
  • Best dressed racegoer in Pink prize
  • Entry to the exclusive after party at The Motel, South Melbourne with limited complimentary bus transport.

After Party

The official Pink Ribbon Bar After Party will be held at The Motel, South Melbourne. Buses will transport ticket holders to the exclusive after party from 6:15pm (Seats are limited).

Getting There

Caulfield Racecourse

Gate 22, Station Street,
Caulfield East,
VIC 3145
Melway reference 68 E2

By Public Transport

Caulfield Racecourse is situated only 20 minutes from the city on the Frankston and Dandenong train lines. Trains depart approximately every 10 minutes from Flinders Street station. Patrons need only walk a short distance to the racecourse from Caulfield station. Caulfield Racecourse is also easily reached by tram - the tram stop is within walking distance of the main gate. The No. 3 tram travelling from the city along Swanston Street leaves every 12 minutes from the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets. The journey takes about 25 minutes with racegoers alighting at Stop No. 52.

By Car

There is ample car parking at the Caulfield Racecourse. The racecourse is only 20 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, along Dandenong Road or the South Eastern Arterial. The turnoff to the racecourse is clearly signposted.

History

The inaugural Pink Ribbon Cup was held on 23 April 2005 at Caulfield Racecourse. The Pink Ribbon Cup has now cemented itself in Melbourne as one of the flagship events on the racing and social calendar during the Autumn season.

In just 9 years, the event has generated over $400,000 and has contributed to four research scholarships.

Royal Melbourne Hospital
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Austin Hospital

Research

The Pink Ribbon Cup is funding the work of Melbourne scientist Dr Delphine Merino, who explains below what she hopes her research will achieve for people with breast cancer.

Although breast cancer is common, little is understood about how breast cancer spreads (or metastasises) away from the primary site in the breast to other parts of the body.

Metastatic breast cancer is difficult to treat. A better understanding of how metastatic breast cancer occurs could lead to the development of better treatments and improve survival.

My study focuses on members of a cell protein family called BCL-2, which regulate apoptosis, a process of cell death that is frequently impaired in cancer cells.

Studies of various cancers have reported a link between BCL-2 family members and outcomes for patients. It is possible that some of these proteins may be involved in the development and spread of breast cancer.

I’m grateful for the Pink Ribbon Cup’s support of my NBCF fellowship, which will allow me to advance my studies on cell death and hopefully lead to a better understanding of the spread of breast cancer, and help in the development of treatments that improve survival.

Purchase Tickets

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