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  • Sportsbet sponsors VRMA for third straight year

    Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is proud to announce it has renewed its official naming rights sponsorship of the Victorian Racing Media Association (VRMA). 2015 marks the third straight year Sportsbet has partnered with the VRMA. Sportsbet CEO Cormac Barry said he looks forward to supporting one of the thoroughbred industry’s key stakeholder groups… Read More »

     
  • Black Caviar welcomes Starlight to the Flemington family

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced it will join forces with the Starlight Children’s Foundation as the official charity for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival with a special visit to Black Caviar. In celebration of the new partnership, recent Starlight Wish recipient and 19-year-old Sydney-based horse fanatic Samantha met… Read More »

     
  • Twitter confirms Melbourne Cup is The Race That Stops A Nation

    Twitter confirms Melbourne Cup is The Race That Stops A Nation

    After a cracking 2014 #MelbourneCup race, Twitter Australia has crunched the numbers which show that today’s event really was the race that stops a nation – before a huge roar of the crowd. The below graph shows a sharp spike occurred at 15:09pm when Protectionist stole the glory and won the #MelbourneCup for 2014.   Tweet… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival off to flying start

    A 90,244 strong crowd flocked to Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse today to witness New Zealand’s Preferment win the 2014 AAMI Victoria Derby in spectacular fashion. Claiming his fifth AAMI Victoria Derby title, Damien Oliver rode Preferment, the Chris Waller trained horse, to victory ahead ofBondeiger and Nozomi to share $1.5million in prize money. There was also plenty… Read More »

     
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  • The ATC officially launch the 2014 Sydney Spring Carnival

    The Australian Turf Club officially launched the 2014 Sydney Spring Carnival today in the Owners Pavilion overlooking the Theatre of the Horse at Royal Randwick racecourse amongst a spring themed backdrop of racing and social stars. Spring in Sydney is synonymous with racing at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens and the best… Read More »

     
  • David Courtney resigns from VRC

    The VRC today announced that David Courtney has resigned as Chief Executive, effective immediately. Mr Courtney had been on indefinite leave since April to focus on his health and family. VRC Chairman Michael Burn praised Mr Courtney’s contribution to the Club. “We sincerely thank David for his terrific contribution to… Read More »

     
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  • Emirates Melbourne Cup climbs Harbour Bridge

    One of the most recognised trophies in world sport climbed arguably Australia’s most iconic landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, today (Tuesday) as part of the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. David Koch, Samantha Armytage, Mark Beretta and Natalie Barr from Channel 7’s Sunrise escorted the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy,… Read More »

     
  • Jockey rides human horse

    The giant racehorse is actually made out of contortionists, and Stefanie ‘rode’ the horse once the acrobats were in position. It was done to celebrate the World’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the upcoming Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday 9th August. Stefanie Hofer will compete in the girls’ team.

     
  • Darley sponsors classic sprint

    Darley has secured naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s premier sprint, which has been renamed the Darley Classic. Previously known as the VRC Sprint Classic and Patinack Farm Classic, the $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) on Emirates Stakes Day is the penultimate leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Victoria… Read More »

     
  • Godolphin to establish permanent presence in Australia

    Highlights commitment to the Australian racing industry and reflects the ever-growing relationship between Dubai and Australia Godolphin, the international racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with 211 Group One (G1) winners since its inception in… Read More »

     
  • VRC Treasurer resigns from Board

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chairman Mr Michael Burn today announced VRC Treasurer Mr Tim Poole has decided to step down from the VRC Board, to spend more time with his family and concentrate on other growing business interests. Mr Burn thanked Mr Poole for his valuable contribution to the Club…. Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival a winner for Victoria

    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… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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