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  • Derby Day 2013 – A day for classic elegance and racing purists

    Media Releases November 2, 2013 9:47 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) will begin the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival tomorrow (Saturday) with over 100,000 racegoers expected to flock to Flemington for AAMI Victoria Derby Day. It will be a feast for racing purists, with four Group 1 races including the classic staying test for three-year-olds, the AAMI […]

  • 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

    Media Releases October 28, 2013 6:56 pm

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) officially launched the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival with a star-studded event in the picturesque Mounting Yard at Flemington on Monday. The launch signals the start of Melbourne’s signature two-week celebration of style, with four racedays and a host of social, fashion and community events. Channel […]

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival continues to perform

    Media Releases October 21, 2013 4:15 pm

    Last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival provided an important boost to the economy, especially for the sectors of hospitality, tourism, fashion and retail, according to key figures released by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC). In a study compiled by IER, Flemington’s signature Carnival was found to have generated a value added […]

  • VRC Chairman pays tribute to Andrew Ramsden

    Media Releases October 17, 2013 10:24 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chairman Michael Burn paid tribute to former VRC Chairman Andrew Ramsden who sadly passed away today. “The Victoria Racing Club is deeply saddened by the sudden death of former VRC Chairman Andrew Ramsden,” said Mr Burn. “Andrew made an enormous contribution at Flemington, as well as […]

  • VRC and Greenland Holding Group sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Media Releases October 9, 2013 12:14 pm

    Australia’s leading racing club, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), and Greenland Holding Group Overseas Investment Company Limited (Greenland), a division of China’s leading property developer, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to prepare a Development Concept for two parcels of land adjoining Flemington racecourse in Melbourne. The MoU requires […]

  • Happy connections as Trails takes Turnbull

    Media Releases October 5, 2013 6:09 pm

    Considered one of the most pivotal racedays of the season, Turnbull Stakes Day presented by Yellowglen did not disappoint with plenty of action both on and off the track for the 18,256 racegoers who enjoyed the glorious sunshine at Flemington on Saturday. Last year’s Emirates Stakes winner, Happy Trails, took out […]

  • Flemington Wi-Fi enhances on-course wagering for racegoers

    Media Releases October 4, 2013 3:48 pm

    The Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) $1.4 million investment in a high density Wi-Fi network will deliver high speed access for Flemington racegoers to online wagering providers, including the TAB and corporate bookmakers that have signed an agreement to access the service. Tabcorp is the VRC’s exclusive wagering partner, and racegoers […]

  • Premier to open new Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge at Flemington

    Media Releases October 3, 2013 10:55 am

    The Premier of Victoria and Minister for Racing Dr Denis Napthine will open Flemington’s luxurious new Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge on Turnbull Stakes Day this Saturday (5 October 2013). Designed by award-winning architects Bates Smart, the spacious Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge boasts a prime trackside location adjacent to the Mounting […]

  • Sleek and stylish fashions at Randwick

    Media Releases April 27, 2013 6:18 pm

    The autumn racing carnival may be over, but its effect off the turf on the fashion fields will likely linger to next season, stylists say. The Sydney Cup day at Randwick on Saturday marked the end of the autumn carnival and plenty of racegoers embraced the modest, demure and covered-up […]

  • Flemington backs charities for Community Raceday

    Media Releases April 9, 2013 12:18 pm

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced four charity partners for Flemington’s annual Community Raceday, to be held on Saturday, 13 April, 2013. Community Raceday is a free admission day, and for the first 8,500 people who attend the VRC will donate $2 to be shared between the day’s charity […]