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  • 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 »

     
  • Incumbents re-elected to VRC Board

    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… Read More »

     
  • VRC and Greenland sign sales contract

    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… Read More »

     
  • Victoria Racing Club delivers record performance

    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…. Read More »

     
  • Families race to Flemington for Emirates Stakes day

    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… Read More »

     
  • Verema euthanised after Melbourne Cup 2013

    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… Read More »

     
  • The sun is shining for AAMI Victoria Derby Day

    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… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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