Traditionally known as ‘ladies day’, the racing highlight of Crown Oaks Day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m, with $1 million in prize money and a stunning winner’s trophy.

The elegant atmosphere of Crown Oaks Day fittingly plays host to the national final of Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear competition. Myer Fashions on the Field plays out over the first three racedays of the week and is as much a part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as the horses. 

pink rose

Crown Oaks Day is a wonderful social occasion for friends to gather on this most stylish of days, and soak up the atmosphere in a glamorous environment, surrounded by manicured gardens, fine dining and beautiful marquees.

The official flower of Crown Oaks Day is the pink rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.

What to wear

Crown Oaks Day is an occasion for the ladies to express their own signature style, amid a spectacular racing backdrop. Flemington becomes awash of colour on Crown Oaks Day: this is the time for cosmetic bloom, romantic looks and delicate fabrics. 

See What to wear for dress regulations across all racecourse enclosures:

  • Members' Enclosure, The Birdcage and Members' Car Parks
  • Corporate dining venues
  • General Admission
Getting to Flemington


Departing Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station services will depart from Platform 8/9 stopping at Southern Cross Station (Platform 14), North Melbourne Station (Platform 6) and then running express to Flemington Racecourse:

  • From 10am - 1.50pm, every 6-7 minutes
  • From 1.50pm - 6.40pm, every 20 minutes

Southern Cross Station services will depart from (Platform 8) stopping at North Melbourne Station (Platform 2) and then running express to Flemington Racecourse:

  • From 10am - 1.30pm, every 10 minutes

Departing Flemington Racecourse 
Services will depart Flemington Racecourse (Platforms 1 and 2) and run express to North Melbourne (Platform 5), Southern Cross (Platform 13) and Flinders Street (Platform 8/9) stations only:

  • From 1.50pm - 4.40pm, every 20 minutes
  • From 4.40pm - 8pm, every 6 minutes
  • From 8pm - 8.36pm, every 12 minutes

See Getting to Flemington for all other transport, parking and venue access information.

Crown Oaks Day race schedule
 Race number Time  G/L        Race Name  Prize money Type   Distance
 1  12:05pm
Red Rock Deli Plate  $101,500 3&4YO F&M Hcp 0-70  1700m
 2  12:40pm
Swisse Wellness Trophy  $101,500 4&5YO Rtg 0-90 Hcp  1800m
 3  1:20pm
Celebrating Subzero Challenge  $101,500
Greys Hcp BM 0-90 Hcp  1400m
 4  2:00pm Gr.3 Gucci Stakes  $201,500
3YO Fillies SW&P  1100m
 5  3:00pm LR TCL Curved TV Stakes  $151,500 3YO Hcp  1800m
 6  3:40pm LR Dilmah Earl Grey Stakes  $151,500
SW&P  1000m
 7  4:20pm Gr.3 G.H. Mumm Stakes  $201,500 Mares SW&P  1100m
 8  5:00pm Gr.1 Crown Oaks  $1,005,000 3YO Fillies SW  2500m
 9  5:35pm
Crown Resorts Plate  $101,500 4 Prov. LY Hcp  1600m

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fully ticketed event. All tickets must be pre-purchased 
before your arrival at Flemington.

General Admission, Reserved Grandstand Seating and The Precinct tickets for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival are now on sale via Ticketek.

Purchase your tickets early and save! Early bird ticket prices are valid until and including 16 October 2015.

VRC Members: 

Tickets & Packages

  • Tickets
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Student $48
  • Concession/Pensioner $28
  • Children under 16 years Free

Event Details

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  • Date

    Thursday, November 05, 2015

  • Location

    448 Epsom Road, Flemington

  • Public Transport

    Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse.

  • Gate Open Times

    Pedestrian gates open 10.15am; first race at 12.05pm