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Flemington Racecourse

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Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 1300 727 575
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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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Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 1300 727 575
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Reviewed 2 days ago

booked a buffet in the panorama restaurant on Turnbull stakes day and it was worth every penny , great food , great service and the view of the racecourse was magnificent , to top it all we got to see Winx the best filly I...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mum and I once walked the straight of the racecourse, we had fun, so this time I caught a tram back and had a look around, nothing happeningalthough lots of blooms out and looking good, ,but in a month or so Melbourne cup time it...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the races in the member section. It’s a nice facility with a new grandstand being built. Had a great day.

Thank Oilersfan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place I have been a member in the past and if you can afford to be a full member I would highly recommend it. I love all the hype of the spring carnival. Expensive but lots of fun.

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's greatest horse race. It's run over 3200 metres (2 miles) at Flemington Racecourse. . Only horses bred to stay will win. The Cup attracts a big crowd, so make sure you book early. The course is always at its best...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Love going Flemington.Tram to top of straight and then Courtesy bus down to front gate. After races train right there to take you back to City or where ever, Like all sports places rip off with average food at dearer price then should be to...More

Thank jaffa39
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Despite the cold weather, a bunch of us went to the last race day of the season. Well patronised day and it was nice to see lots of families enjoying the member's facilities. We took a picnic lunch to share and bolstered it with some...More

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Love this venue; everyone should go to the races once n their lives. I look forward to seeing Michelle Paine one day; our Jockey version of Phar Llap.

Thank rosalindp405
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Beautiful weather, people, horses and you can catch live acts and great entertainment for all ages if you go around November. That being said, Autumn and Winter racing is pretty good too!

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I think Flemington is just OK. Sure, it has the Melbourne Cup but that race meeting is just an excuse for a booze up and for over priced everything with a bunch of inebrieted twits (from the car park to the most expensive marquee). The...More

Thank ggads
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Curtis H
16 May 2017|
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Response from 254joanr | Reviewed this property |
Google Flemington Race Course and you should find your answers there.
25 March 2017|
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Response from kyderby | Reviewed this property |
I have used the Tram before, stopping at stop 29. It is quite a walk to grandstand area. I would take cab or uber.
7 March 2017|
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Response from kyderby | Reviewed this property |
I think you have some good options already mentioned. I was a member of the media, so my seat was super. I think the Precinct is the best option.