Police prepared for Caulfield Cup Carnival

Police are ready to race into the Caulfield Cup Carnival with a highly-visible-presence planned for the week-long celebrations.

Tens of thousands of fans are set to attend the carnival which starts tomorrow with the Caulfield Guineas and concludes next Saturday with the Caulfield Cup.

Superintendent Sharon McKinnon said police will have a highly-visible presence throughout the carnival with police patrolling the entry gates at Caulfield as well as in and around the racecourse.

“The focus for police throughout the week-long carnival will be the responsible service of alcohol, public order and road safety,” Supt McKinnon said.

“We want people to come to the races and enjoy themselves safely and responsibly, which we know the overwhelming majority of people do.

“However, too often we see people ruin a great day through the excessive consumption of alcohol.

“We’re asking all attendees to be considerate of other patrons and watch out for their mates.

“Our message to those attending the carnival is that police will not tolerate those who break the law or engage in any behaviour that puts the safety of others at risk.

“It will take some time to get everyone through the gates with bag searches in effect, so we’d encourage the public to be patient and factor that time into their planning for the day.

“Also, if you are planning on having a drink, plan not to drive. Catch public transport, use a taxi or arrange a designated driver.”

The Caulfield Cup Carnival runs from the 12-19 October.

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