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Horse racing

Melburnians love their horse racing and, despite the Spring Racing Carnival being the most visible event on the calendar, there's plenty to offer the racing fan, whatever time of year.

The race that stops a nation

For the Australian racing fan 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 (mid-October to mid-November).

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 Flemington Racecourse to hobnob with politicians, sports heroes and the business elite, it's a Melbourne event like no other.   

Metropolitan races

Throughout the year, metropolitan races take place at Flemington, Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Sandown racecourses.

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Experience

Horse racing

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

ANZAC Day Raceday

Join Flemington Racecourse on ANZAC Day for their traditional tribute to the courageous men and women who have served for Australia and New Zealand....

25 Apr 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

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 - 5 Nov 2016

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Flemington Racecourse

Don your finery and enjoy fun with friends at Flemington Racecourse, whether it's for a day of horse racing, a music festival or a family event.

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