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New Year's Day

Gates open:
First Race:
Last Race:
Flemington Racecourse


Celebrate the arrival of 2015 at the first raceday of the year at Flemington. It's a great day out for the whole family!

Gates open 60 minutes prior to the first race.

Children's activities

Free children's activities will take place in the Kids’ Zone, located at the West End of the Public Lawn. Activities cater for children of all ages with various outdoor games, pony rides and arts and craft activities.

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The races (Race order & times available 10am, Wednesday 24 December) 

Name Race value Group level Type Distance
New Year Handicap $80,000   3YO Fillies Rtg 0-70 Hcp 1200m
Riverside Handicap $80,000   F&M Rtg 0-84 Hcp 1400m
Flemington 1840-2014 Handicap $80,000   Rtg 0-84 Hcp 1000m
George Watson Handicap $81,000   Hcp 1400m
Bagot Handicap $152,000 LR Hcp (N/C) 2800m
Standish Handicap $151,500 Gr. 3 Hcp (N/C) 1200m
Byron Moore Handicap $81,000   Hcp 2000m
Williamstown Handicap $80,000   3&4YO Rtg 0-78 Hcp 1400m

On release, details for nomination, handicap weights and acceptances can be found below. 

The races

Tickets & pricing

Options Reward Type Reward Quantity Select a price (incl gst) Purchase options
General Admission-01/01/2015 None None
No. available: 977
Add to cart VRC Members:
Members Guest Ticket PKG-01/01/2015 None None
Max order quantity: 4
Add to cart VRC Members:
Racing Rewards-Members Guest Ticket PKG-01/01/2015 Ticket 1
Max order quantity: 4
Add to cart VRC Members:

General admission

  • Adult: $15
  • Concession/Student: $12*
  • Concession/Pensioner: $8*
  • Children under 16: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a child under 16 years^: FREE
  • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^^: FREE 

*Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
^Holder of a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card
^^Holder of a Disability Pension Card or Companion Card

Once available:

  • You can purchase your General Admission tickets to this raceday through our online store.
  • VRC Members can also purchase Guest Passes or redeem using Racing Rewards. 
  • VRC Members may purchase guest passes for $25 from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (not including racecourse admission).

Booking enquiries

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Getting to Flemington

Special trains will run direct to Flemington Racecourse. 

Trains to Flemington Racecourse: 

  • Services will depart Flinders Street (Platform 8 & 9) approximately every 20 minutes between 11.38am and 1.38pm, stopping at Southern Cross (Platform 14), North Melbourne (Platform 6) and Flemington only.
Trains departing Flemington Racecourse: 
  • Services depart Flemington Racecourse at 4.15pm, 4.55pm, 5.28pm, 5.55pm, 6.15pm and 6.45pm, stopping North Melbourne, Southern Cross and Flinders Street.

Plan your journey with the Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner

You can also take the Craigieburn line to Newmarket Station and then it is a short 10 minute walk to Flemington or jump on the 57 tram. 

The 57 tram from Elizabeth Street in Melbourne CBD also travels to Flemington (20-35 minute journey, depending on traffic). Check Yarra Trams website or Public Transport Victoria's website for timetables. 

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