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Horse racing

Victorians love their horse racing and there's plenty to offer the local and international racing fan, whatever the time of year.

The race that stops a nation

For the horse racing fanatic and casual punter alike, there's no greater occasion than the Melbourne Cup. One of the world's richest horse races, the meet is run at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. Known around the country as 'the race that stops a nation' the cup attracts more than 100,000 punters and is the highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival.

What to wear

No longer just about the horses, the Spring Racing Carnival is now a high profile event on the fashion calendar. With the most glamorous Australian and international stars descending on racecourses and marquees to hobnob with politicians, sports heroes and the business elite, it's a spectator sports event like no other.

Metropolitan and country races

Throughout the year, metropolitan races take place at Flemington, Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Sandown racecourses. Race meets are held all across Victoria at famed racetracks, showcasing high-profile feature races and Country Cups.

Spectator sports

Country racing

You don't have to wait for spring to get to the races, as regional Victoria's turf clubs host fun-filled country racing events all year round.

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Racing Rewards Day

Racing Rewards Raceday is a day of celebration, dedicated to the VRC's most loyal Members. Public general admission ticketing and hospitality and...

6 Aug 2016

Horse racing

AAMI Victoria Derby Day

The Melbourne Cup Carnival shifts gear with what is arguably the most outstanding day of racing on the Australasian calendar: AAMI Victoria Derby...

29 Oct - 5 Nov 2016

Horse racing

Sofitel Girls Day Out

Celebrating the return of spring racing to Flemington, Sofitel Girls' Day Out is the first of the six days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Sofitel...

10 Sep 2016

Horse racing

Crown Oaks Day

Traditionally known as ladies day, the racing highlight of Crown Oaks Day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500...

3 Nov 2016

Sports

Melbourne Cup Carnival

Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising...

10 Sep 2016
11 Sep 2016
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13 Sep 2016

Horse racing

Emirates Stakes Day

Emirates Stakes Day concludes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with a day for the family. It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the perfect way to...

5 Nov 2016

Horse racing

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out...

1 Nov 2016

Horse racing

June Raceday

Enjoy a winter's day out at the races at the June Raceday. General admission ticketing and public and members dining products are available to be...

11 Jun 2016

Horse racing

Flemington Finals Day

Flemington Finals Day features the finals of eight separate race series, making it a strong day of racing for all racegoers. General admission...

9 Jul 2016

Horse racing

Flemington Winter Raceday

Flemington Winter Raceday is Winter racing at its best. General admission ticketing and hospitality and dining packages for public and members are...

23 Jul 2016

Sports

Spring Racing Carnival

The iconic Spring Racing Carnival takes its place at the top of every well-versed Melburnian's to-do list as the best gallopers from across the globe...

1 Sep 2016
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2 Sep 2016

Horse racing

Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade

The Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade, proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, will see tens of thousands of people, once again line Swanston Street...

31 Oct 2016
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