Nup To The Cup Events

Love horses? Want to spend your Cup Day with like-minded people and raise money for animals? These are the events for you, and they’re happening all across Australia!

Let’s make the first Tuesday of November FOR the animals!

MELBOURNE: Farshans On The Field | Nup to the Cup Picnic

Bringing together two of Melbourne’s favourite past times – fashion and sport, we deliver to you a free alternative to the old ‘Race that stops a nation’, to say ‘NUP THE CUP!
Dress up (but don’t feel obliged to)! Come to what has become known as the most fun day on the animal activist calendar and enjoy the cruelty free food, drinks and free entertainment! Bands, DJs and of course FASHION RACING! RSVP here.

MELBOURNE: Electric Equine

Far Q Bar in collaboration joins CPR to stand in opposition to a hugely exploitative and abusive event, The Melbourne Cup. Electric Equine is an event showcasing  DJs, bands, speakers and a pilot viewing of Alexander Hortons new series ‘Punters’. Show your support in the best way Melbourne knows how to and that is day partying. Boogie the day away to various musical acts TBA. Entry is $5 with 100% of ticket proceeds going to us at CPR as well as $2 from every ‘Rum Away Pony’ Cocktail sold. Come party and say Far Q to the cup! 3pm – 1am.

SUNSHINE COAST: Nup to the Cup – a cruelty free celebration and fundraiser

Hosted by A Kinder Way – PlantBased Products this luncheon will include a delicious Vegan Japanese feast, at the most stunning venue. Welcome to The BIG House in Pomona is a magnificent retreat centre, where you can enjoy lunch with other like-minded people and help to raise funds for our work at CPR. RSVP here.

SYDNEY: Nup to the Cup lunch

If you love horses not races and want to support them rather than exploit them, join this kind event to make something good out of an otherwise sad day.
Join the lunch at Bodhi Restaurant for delicious cruelty-free food with all proceeds going to three wonderful sanctuaries where ex-racing horses can live freely and happily for the rest of their lives.  Purchase your tickets here.

MELBOURNE: Nup to the Cup at Red Sparrow Pizza

What better way to raise money for horses than by eating pizza with friends? This Melbourne Cup Day Red Sparrow Pizza will be hosting their second annual Nup to the Cup event to raise money for our vital work for horses used by the racing industry.  For bookings click here.

MELBOURNE: Nup to the Cup Walking tour

Melbourne Vegan Walking Tours will be hosting a special walking tour as a peaceful protest to say Nup to the Cup. Venues still to be determined. Stay tuned for more information. Spots limited to 10 people.

A percentage of profits will go to our important work for horses used by the racing industry. Purchase your tickets here.

MELBOURNE: Melbourne Musicians Against Melbourne Cup

Identical Records take over The Tote for their annual fundraiser showcasing some of Melbourne’s finest musicians against the Melbourne Cup to raise money for The Winged Horse Equine Welfare Inc.

For the full line-up and other details click here.

AUSTRALIA WIDE: Totes by Plant Based Punx

This year (and every year) Plant Based Punx is saying Fuck The Cup.

For every tote sold leading up to the cup, Plant Based Punx will donate $4 to the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses to help them continue the fight to end this unnecessary cruelty once and for all.  They will also use $1 from each sale towards posters/marketing material to push their message further around Melbourne leading up to cup day. Purchase your new positive change campaign
tote here.

SUNSHINE COAST: Nup to the Cup on Ocean Street

As always, Elixiba is saying Nup to the Cup! Enjoy the day with them… without the cruelty 😍

Tickets are just $38, available through Eventbrite. This will include an awesome banquet and your first round of drinks 🍸 Part of your entry ticket and profits from raffle items sold on the day will be donated to us at the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. Tickets available here.

MELBOURNE: Handsome Her says Nup to the Cup

The only cup Handsome Her care about is your cup of coffee (sorry they’ve been saving that one for while) so if you want to enjoy your day in a place that is 100% cruelty-free, pop down to Handsome Her and hang with them.  They have home-made pastries and desserts, delicious meals, a wicked booze list and sunny courtyard to keep everybody happy. They will be hosting their own $2 “sweep” where you can win a HH voucher and all proceeds will be donated to us at CPR. Venue details here.

ADELAIDE: Canine Cup (March 2019)

The Canine Cup is much like a race day luncheon – except better in every way!

Vegan catered and the races you watch are of pre-recorded dogs running (or not if they don’t want to) from their human to another, calling them. No whips, drugs, added weight.

4-course luncheon, live music, fashion competition, and unlimited photo booth all inclusive, with all proceeds assisting the efforts of Guardian Angel Animal Rescue. Tickets and further details here. 

Nup to the Cup Events 2017

MELBOURNE: Farshans On The Field | Nup to the Cup Picnic

Hosted by us & Tenfingerz, this is our favourite event of the year to wind down after all of our Spring Racing Carnival protests!

There will be cruelty free food, drinks, fashion and ‘races’ (without the horses!). Come and join the fun, it’s just up the road from Flemington Racecourse. RSVP here.

SYDNEY: Nup to the Cup at NSW Parliament

In Mehreen Faruqi’s words: “Animals, entertainment and gambling don’t mix – and leads to the unnecessary death of thousands of horses.”

Join their ‘nup to the cup’ event to say NO to horse racing and NO to the Melbourne Cup. RSVP here.

SUNSHINE COAST: Nup to the Cup – a cruelty free celebration & fundraiser

If you are against horse racing and normally spend Melbourne Cup Day hiding away – then please join us for this wonderful fundraiser luncheon for The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses.

This “Nup to the Cup” luncheon will be a very special and significant day for the horses. RSVP here.

BRISBANE: Nup to the Cup High Tea @ Loving Hut

Price is $22 pp and bookings must be made by calling the restaurant on 3219 4118! You can book a table for the lunch session (11-2.30pm) or the dinner (5pm-8.30pm). More details & RSVP here.

HOBART: Nup to the Cup 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of frocking up, awesome Tasmanian beverages & mocktails, afternoon tea catered by Vegelicious, chances to win fabulous prizes & more with a group of amazing women, having fun without exploiting animals. Book tickets here.

SYDNEY: Nup to the Cup

Come along to this joint event by AJP NSW and the Cruelty Free Shop. There will be vegan canapes and wine as they show the rest of Sydney how to celebrate and enjoy ourselves without contributing to the cruelty and suffering of horses.

Hang out with like minded people, mingle, chat and listen to an awesome guest speaker. Book tickets here.

MELBOURNE: Tonnes of fundraisers (for us!)

Red Sparrow:  2 pizzas and a bottle of wine (Shiraz or Sauv Blanc) for $55 with 10% of proceeds donated. Make a reservation here.

Handsome Her: A special $2 raffle running in the cafe all day, with all proceeds donated. Details here.

Smith & Daughters: Special Nup To The Cup cocktail on Melbourne Cup night! Make a reservation here.

Powerplant Cafe: Special Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses cookie – with all proceeds from sales donated!


SYDNEY: Melbourne Cup Outreach & Demonstration

Animal Liberation will be teaming up with Anonymous for the Voiceless this year to take their concerns about horse racing to the public – in a bid to engage with individuals, show them the horrors (on and off the track), and ultimately ask them to reconsider their support of this industry. Details here.

Melbourne: Musicians Against Melbourne Cup

Identical Records presents an incredible line up showcasing some of Melbourne’s finest musicians against the Melbourne Cup and to raise money for the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses and The Winged Horse Equine Welfare Inc!

There’ll be bands, DJs, vegan icecream … what more could you want?! Grab your tickets here.

Canberra: Escape The Race BBQ

Looking for somewhere in Canberra to escape the Melbourne Cup race?

Enjoy a free vegan BBQ*, hosted by Animal Liberation ACT, as they say ‘Nup to the Cup’ at Glebe Park in Civic on Tuesday 7 November between 1:30-4pm. More details & RSVP here!

Melbourne: F*ck The Cup – Punk At The Rev

Punks unite to demonstrate that we don’t need to abuse, endanger and cause suffering to animals for entertainment or cultural purposes. They need their freedom and our compassion. We need punk rock! Details & RSVP here.

Sunshine Coast: $5 Elixirs at Elixiba

Elixiba will be opening for lunch and offering a pretty sweet deal… $5 Elixirs with all profits on them going to us!

Come have an awesome drink & raise money for some beautiful animals. Details here.

Perth: Melbourne Cup Demonstration

Join the Animal Justice Party for a non-violent, educational presence outside Ascot Racecourse. They will be greeting arriving punters and revellers with images of the dark side of the horse racing industry, and handing out flyers. More details here.