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  • Melbourne Cup Carnival a winner for Victoria

    Media & News Releases May 8, 2014 2:42 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Acting CEO Julian Sullivan today (Thursday) announced the economic impacts of the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival, which contributed a value-added contribution to Victoria’s gross state product of $177.5 million. The figure, up 0.5 per cent on the previous year, quantifies the money spent through Victorian businesses […]

     
  • Incumbents re-elected to VRC Board

    Media & News Releases December 20, 2013 5:06 pm

    Incumbent Victoria Racing Club (VRC) directors Amanda Elliott, Judge Katherine Bourke and Elisa Robinson (Sturzaker) were re-elected to the VRC Board on Friday following a postal ballot of members. Six candidates, including William Burke, Tanya Fullarton and Anthony Mithen, contested the election for three vacant positions. Vice Chairman Elliott, Bourke […]

     
  • VRC and Greenland sign sales contract

    Media & News Releases December 3, 2013 11:51 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Greenland Australia (Greenland) have signed a contract for the sale of two surplus parcels of land at Flemington. The sale, which would inject more than $45 million into Flemington Racecourse, is subject to approvals from the appropriate authorities for development of approximately 10,500 sqm […]

     
  • Victoria Racing Club delivers record performance

    Media & News Releases November 27, 2013 10:51 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has delivered a record profit of nearly $7.5 million for the 2012/13 racing season, up from $2.4 million the previous year, strengthening its position to implement its ambitious Masterplan for Flemington. The profit allowed the Club to fully repay its remaining $9 million bank debt. […]

     
  • Families race to Flemington for Emirates Stakes day

    Media & News Releases November 9, 2013 1:24 pm

    Tens of thousands have already arrived at Flemington Racecourse to celebrate the final day of the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival on Emirates Stakes Day. Racegoers at Flemington have witnessed Vlad Duric ride Boomwaa to win The Hong Kong Jockey Club Maribyrnong Plate and Patrick Moloney take […]

     
  • Verema euthanised after Melbourne Cup 2013

    Media & News Releases November 5, 2013 6:00 pm

    Racing Victoria’s Head of Veterinary and Equine Welfare, Dr Brian Stewart, has issued the following statement after the running of the 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington. “It is with regret that we confirm that Verema had to be euthanised after suffering a fracture to its right foreleg during the […]

     
  • The sun is shining for AAMI Victoria Derby Day

    Media & News Releases November 2, 2013 3:33 pm

    In line with the bureau’s forecast, the sunshine has attracted strong crowds through the turnstiles to join the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations for AAMI Victoria Derby Day. At 1.00pm more than 49,600 commuters had arrived by train since the first service departed at 8.15am. Embracing the […]

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

    Media & News 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 & News 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 & News 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 […]