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Christmas Party

christmas party

It’s time for our very WTRNT Christmas Party!

This year we’re taking our festivities to The Reserve for canapes, a glass of Jansz on arrival, plenty of fun and games, and the usual Christmas cheer.

Tickets are $50 for members, and $60 for non-members.

The event kicks off at approximately 2:30pm, after the conclusion of our Special General Meeting. Can’t wait to see you there, and as always, partners, friends, and guests are most welcome!

Tickets available online here.

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Special General Meeting

special general meeting

Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT are excited to invite our members to a Special General Meeting!

The meeting seeks to propose an updated constitution which meets contemporary governance practices, and provides clarity around processes.

You can find the details linked below.

1. Notice of SGM

2. Attachment A: Explanatory Memorandum

3. Attachment B: Proposed New Constitution


Members can note their attendance by sending an RSVP to or by completing the online event registration.


The event will start promptly at 2pm, with registrations welcome from 1:45pm. Our Christmas Party will follow the SGM from 2:30pm. Please follow the separate links to organise tickets for the Christmas function.

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Melbourne Cup Calcutta

Melbourne Cup Calcutta

Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT are thrilled to partner with Mindil Beach Casino Resort to present Darwin’s first and largest Melbourne Cup Calcutta event!

Join us for a thrilling afternoon of food, drinks, great company, and the chance to win calcutta ownership rights of a Melbourne Cup racehorse!

What to Expect:
• Food & Drink Specials
• Exciting Prizes
• Expert Hosts

Entry into the event is FREE and Calcutta tickets are available for purchase to enter the draw.

Ticket Info:
• Single Tickets: $10 each
• Book of 10 Tickets: $100

Tickets will be on sale from the Women in Thoroughbred team throughout October, including at the Darwin Turf Club on Cox Plate Day, and available to purchase from Mindil Beach Casino Resort on the day. A portion of all ticket sales will be going to the Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT Industry Fund to support industry related initiatives.

Event Hosts:
• Molly Upstill: A professional Darwin MC, deeply embedded in the racing scene, and a member of Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT.
• Russell Leonard: A talented and well-known race broadcaster and auctioneer. Russell has hosted events like the Darwin Cup Calcutta and Katherine Cup Calcutta.

This event promises to be a fantastic celebration of the Melbourne Cup and is a perfect opportunity to come together with fellow racing enthusiasts, enjoy some great food and drinks, and experience the thrill of the Melbourne Cup Calcutta.

Get your tickets, mark your calendars, and be prepared for an unforgettable day of fun and excitement. Follow the event on Facebook for more details, we can’t wait to see you there!

Sandbar opens from 3pm, with draws commencing from 5:30pm.

Looking for something exciting to do for Melbourne Cup Day? Join us at ‘Melbourne Cup at Mindil’! Tickets & Info here –…/melbourne-cup-at-mindil/157455…

This is an 18+ event. Please Drink Responsibly. Please Bet Responsibly. Terms & Conditions apply.

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Spring Fling

Spring fling 🌸

Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT are bringing back the Spring Fling for 2023!

Join us for an afternoon of fun and frivolities at the Darwin Turf Club Corporate Boxes this Caulfield Cup Day, Saturday 21 October, with a 4hr drinks package (Jansz included!), delicious canapes, and great company.

There’s local racing on offer, and the Group 1 feature, Caulfield Cup, on the screens, plus an opportunity to dress up, with our own version of fashions on the field. We’ll also run our crowd favourite Punters Club for those keen to test our their punting skills.

Tickets are $150pp for members, and $170pp for non-members, with a total of only 30 tickets available! It’s not one to be missed, so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Purchase your tickets here!

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Horse Syndicate Opportunity – Hidden Princess 👑

Horse Syndicate Opportunity -
Hidden Princess

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a share in a race horse? 
WTRNT are offering shares in Hidden Princess, a gorgeous 3yo chestnut filly by Pride of Dubai. This stunning horse is primarily located in Alice Springs, and is under the care of Barry Cooke of CB Racing.
WTRNT have picked up 15% of Hidden Princess, and a total of 40 shares will be offered for syndication at a cost of $120 each. This fee is expected to cover the initial purchase, syndicate registration fees, TROBIS nomination, and approximately 8 months worth of training fees. There is no insurance included in these costs, and our share will not be insured by WTRNT.
Syndicate horses are an exclusive benefit only available to members, so if you aren’t yet a member but would like to join up, completing your membership is simple.
Members, register your expression of interest here!
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Clayton Douglas joins It’s Carnival Time!

Clayton Douglas Joins It's Carnival Time!

The final guest to join our It’s Carnival Time Luncheon line-up is superstar trainer, Clayton Douglas.
Clayton Douglas is best known for his dual Group 1 and Everest winning horse, Giga Kick, who has stormed onto the scene as one of the best sprinters in Australian Racing. Clayton is a trainer who runs his stable with passion and authenticity, and we are absolutely thrilled to have him join us for the afternoon.
This is another one not to miss, so grab your tickets today! And don’t forget, it’s not just for the ladies!
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Guest Speaker Announcement!

Guest speaker announcement

It’s Carnival Time is now only six weeks away, so it’s time to share another guest speaker!
This year, we are so thrilled to be joined by Lisa Coffey of Racing Hearts. Lisa founded Racing Hearts in 2018 as an equine assisted therapy organisation designed to help both humans and horses through their life journey. The work Lisa achieves is truly life-changing, and we can’t wait to hear her incredible stories.
This is another one not to miss, so grab your tickets today!
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Cup Carnival Welcome

cup carnival welcome

Join us for a magical evening under the stars on 24 June, to herald the commencement of the 2023 Darwin Cup Carnival!
At the culmination of the days racing, members and guest are invited to the Silks Darwin rooftop for an evening of socialising and celebrating as we fast approach the peak of the Dry and our favourite time of year.
Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members, include a glass of Jansz on arrival and canapés.


Purchase your tickets here!

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It’s Carnival Time Luncheon

It's Carnival Time

Join us for Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT’s ‘It’s Carnival Time’ – Presented by Ladbrokes, Darwin Cup Carnival Luncheon 2023!

Thursday 27 July 2023

Venue: Mindil Beach Casino Resort Ballroom
Time: 12 – 4pm
Tickets: $200 members | $220 non-members
Includes: A welcome reception of Jansz and canapes, plus a two-course luncheon and 4 hour premium beverage package. There will also be some amazing lucky door prizes will be up for grabs on the day.

Our luncheon will be hosted by Molly Upstill, with Andrew O’Toole taking on the industry talk.  

Joining us on stage as our guest speakers for the event is Top End senior jockey Alice Lindsay, and the founder of Racing Hearts, Lisa Coffey. 

We’re pleased to announce another special guest on this year’s It’s Carnival Time Luncheon line-up is none other than Clayton Douglas!

Clayton is a dual Group 1 and Everest winning trainer, with his horse Giga Kick one of the leading sprinters in Australian racing. Clayton is also an incredibly authentic young trainer with a true passion for thoroughbred racing, he is an absolute delight to be around, and we’re thrilled he’s joining us for this year’s event.

Purchase your tickets here!

Our 2023 event is proudly supported by

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Online Memberships

Online membership

WTRNT have an exciting new online membership platform!
Features of the online platform include a new calendar of events, and direct payment to WTRNT through our own website. This means members will have exclusive access to member ticket pricing direct through their personal online account.
To activate your online membership:
– Follow the link to our membership portal
– Select ‘Log in’ at the top right-hand side of the screen
– Choose ‘Forgot password’
– Users will need to use their registered email address to create a new password and activate their account.
Tickets to It’s Carnival Time are coming soon, so activate your online membership now, as member pricing is only available through the membership portal!