As the Spring Racing Carnival is upon us, we thought it would be interesting to cover the importance of refrigerated transport services that go into making the season a success.
For the uninitiated, Spring Racing Carnival is the name of Australia’s Thoroughbred horse racing series held annually in Melbourne during October and November. Its premier race is the Melbourne Cup, which was first run in 1861 and has been dubbed “the race that stops the nation”.
It’s an iconic Australian event and public holiday for Melbourne. This year’s spring carnival season is particularly special for Melburnian’s who have endured strict lockdowns downs due to the pandemic. With restrictions eased just in time for the start of the season, guests will be keen to celebrate.
As Australian’s watch with bated breath and patrons soak in the glamour and excitement of the day, behind the scenes is a complex network of organisers and logistics teams more ensuring the day is a success.
The main drawcard for many is the sporting action out on the track, however, a typical race day offers a whole host of other things to do and see. From fabulous fashion parades to champagne parties and luncheons, there’s no shortage of entertainment.
Delivering world-class dining events
Along with the racing, fashion and dining are essential aspects of a day at the races.
Without refrigerated transport services, the banquets and luncheons would come to a grinding halt. Catering relies on cold chain solutions for the delivery of ingredients like fresh seafood, farm produce and delicious cheese and charcuterie boards.
If you’re looking to grow your food transportation services, Scully RSV is the best partner. We make it easy, cost-effective and flexible to access a fleet of reefer trucks and help you grow your food business.
Celebrating With The Pop Of Champagne
A day at the races wouldn’t be the same with hearing the pop of a bottle of luxurious french champagne or cheers bellowing from hopeful punters.
The effervescent, bubbly and crisp taste is the perfect accompaniment to celebrate watching your favourite horse cross the finish line first.
For those who are looking to get involved with the beverage side of the festivities, check out the services from Scully RSV. We manufacture and service a wide range of utes, trucks and trailers — from 1-tonne to full 34 pallet B-double combination trailers and everything in-between. When it comes to high quality and efficient refrigerated vehicles, we’re your first choice.
Our refrigerated vehicles can be found all across Australia, with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Spring Carnival Flowers Bloom
Did you know that each major race day through the Spring Racing Carnival has a flower dedicated to the day?
As spring blooms, the fragrance and colour of wonderful flowers become captivating decorations for tents and venues. They’re also a must-have accessory for those dressing up. Flowers can be dressed in the hair, worn on a beautiful hat or attached to a gentlemen’s lapel.
Here’s you guide to the signature flowers for each event:
- Turnbull Stakes Day — White Freesia
- Caufield Guieneas Day — Lavender
- Blue Sapphire Race Day — Dutch Blue Iris
- Caufield Cup — White Rose
- Cox Plate Day — Cecil Brunner Rose
- Victoria Derby Day — Cornflower
- Melbourne Cup — Yellow Rose
- Oaks Day — Pink Rose
- Stakes Day — Red Rose
For florists selling these special Racing Carnival Flowers, temperature-controlled trucks and vans are vital. Temperature monitoring systems create the perfect environment to get the flowers to their final destination in perfect condition.