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Flemington Racecourse

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Address: Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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+61 1300 727 575
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that...

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place - Flemington. Be enthralled and swept up in the magic of the celebration that stops a nation™! Held across four days from 1 to 8 November, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year.

Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, along with three other key racedays, AAMMI Victoria Derby Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day, the Melbourne Cup Carnival holds a unique position in world racing as there is no comparable week where crowds of such magnitude gather to celebrate thoroughbred racing. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the iconic race of the Carnival, with increasingly the best thoroughbreds from around the world showcasing the very best of the sport.

Trackside, the event is a spectacle of fashion and entertainment, combining friends and families with corporates and celebrities. Firmly established as an unequalled international and Australian draw card, Melbourne embraces domestic and international visitors alike to bask in the excitement and revel in the glamour of the Birdcage, Flemington lawns, marquees and some of the finest hospitality and entertainment it has to offer.

As a cultural and sporting event its lure is magnetic and undeniable, attracting crowds who descend upon Flemington to be a part of the truly unforgettable experience that is...the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

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We came here for the Cirque show Kooza. Beforehand we spent a bit of time taking in the racetrack and just enjoying the experience of being at Flemington. Loved it.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many fabulous memories at this course. We gave up our membership when they opened it up to the masses. The grounds are gorgeous and it is fun to go when a large race is on (Melbourne Cup, etc.). Well worth the fun of dressing up in a suit, hat, etc. If raining, don't wear your best shoes - yikes!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for the Cirque show Kooza. Beforehand we spent a bit of time taking in the racetrack and just enjoying the experience of being at Flemington. Loved it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay in Melbourne with good friends, easy access train ride from Flinders Street station to Flemington Race Course, great day, great venue, great company, Bucket list stuff.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every thing was great for a fun family day out. Could only have been better if we backed a winner :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally rude and stuck up staff. We went to find out information about memberships and the lady was rude and almost to the point of saying that we could not get a membership at all. Not a great experience and if the VRC is to progress into the future with memberships, they need a proper way of handling these inquiries.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Racecourse of all racecourses. Make sure you come to the Melbourne cup in November and check out one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar!

Thank Matty T
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wanna experience a lot of excitement and hear peoples shouting? bet and don't get burn. a bit of self control needed here, drink but don't get drunk, see the beauty of black stallion caviar horses in front of you. if you got a chance, let a race horse lick your right hand. it's a lucky charm you need to before... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was my very 1st visit to a racecourse and I picked here because several yrs ago I visited Flemington horse racing museum also a good place to visit. What a fantastic experience. There was plenty food and drink. The 9 races got me hooked. The trains go right to the racecourse. I soaked up the atmosphere and enjoyed my... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there to see the horse race.The horse race is a national game in Australia.So it's a must see when you're in Melbourne.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Members stand access made the visit enjoyable Racing was great to watch but track appeared to be biassed to leading horses close to the fence It does appear that certain racing officials would like to see horses racing in lanes and controlled by robots The day was b=very enjoyable

Thank Ernie Y

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