Guineas Room Grand Unveiling Wrap Up

Tuesday, 15 December 2020


Brisbane Racing Club rolled out the red carpet for friends, partners and Members on Saturday 12 December to celebrate the grand unveiling of the recently renovated Guineas Room!

The celebrations included a ribbon cutting ceremony, Q&A with Summer Food Ambassador, renowned Australian chef, author and TV presenter, Justine Schofield, and a historical video of the Guineas Room over the past 60 years.

Guests were treated to a delicious four course lunch menu curated by Justine Schofield in partnership with the BRC Culinary Team. 

Racing enthusiasts were wowed by the diverse offering of raceday activities classifying the Guineas Room as the idyllic place to spend a raceday, with prime views of the Parade Ring from the new Guineas Deck, same-level access to the Grandstand and two huge screens showcasing the local and interstate racing action and latest betting trends.

Following a $1 million refurbishment by leading architect Greg Harris, the Guineas Room restaurant and adjoining Oaks Bar is set to become the most sought-after destination for dining, socialising and pre-race viewing.

The expansive 300-seat space will be the backdrop for dining on racedays with an a la carte menu, and the ultimate special event function space for galas, dinners and conferences. 

Be one of the first to experience the new Guineas Room and Oaks Bar, that is in equal parts modern and bright as it is intimate and glamorous.

Book now for the Members Christmas Lunch on Saturday 26 December. Tickets are available here


Celebrities - Guineas Room Launch | Brisbane Racing Club

Among the many smiling faces at the Guineas Room Launch were crowd favourites, Kendall Gilding, Brent Staker and Justine Schofield, and David Lutteral and Emily Seebohm.

CEO Speech - Guineas Room Launch | Brisbane Racing Club

Brisbane Racing Club's Chief Executive Officer, Tony Partridge, began the launch of the Guineas Room with a speech acknowledging the historical value of the space. 


Quartet - Guineas Room Launch | Brisbane Racing Club

Guests were treated to an afternoon of live music. The excellent quartet featuring cellist Eugenie Puskarz Thomas, provided the perfect ambience for the Guineas Room opening.

Ribbon Cutting - Guineas Room Launch | Brisbane Racing Club

The opening of the room was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony by (left to right) Peter Howard (Thoroughbred Racing History Association), Pam Bernhard, Kay Cowell, and David Dawson (Brisbane Racing Club Director).

Entree curated by Justine Schofield - Guineas Room Launch | Brisbane Racing Club

Guests were treated to the pictured entree curated by Justine Schofied. The meal consisted of; a salad of lightly smoked Tasmanian salmon, pickled cucumber and cress salad, broken soft egg, crème fraiche, English mustard and white wine vinegar emulsion, hand milked salmon caviar Served with banette rolls with butter.

Guineas Room | Brisbane Racing Club

The most remarkable feature of the new Guineas Room is the expansive deck overlooking all of the action in the Parade Ring. This breezy location has a bar and is the perfect spot to pick a winner in the next race.