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Media & News Releases

  • 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 […]

  • Horse Racing apps you need for Melbourne Cup 2014 week

    We take a look at the must have IOS apps for Flemington week this year so that you can find all the latest news, tips, form and odds for the feature races.   TIPS: Everybody who goes to the races is likely to have a bet or two and if […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Racing Victoria and Australian Trainers’ Association launch a Trainers Wellbeing Program

    Racing Victoria (RV) and the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) will today launch a Trainer Wellbeing Program to support industry participants. The ATA and RV are committed to ensuring the Program addresses the wellbeing needs of trainers and stable employees and will hold a series of pilot workshops this September. The […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]