The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes its festivities with this great day of racing. The 'family day' of the Carnival is packed with fast action and excitement, featuring Victoria's foremost 1600m event, the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes.

Emirates Stakes Day is packed with fast action and excitement, featuring Victoria's foremost 1600m event, the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes, and the weight-for-age Darley Classic, previously won twice by the unbeatable Black Caviar.

As a week of world-class racing winds down, it all heats up off the track with free activities and live entertainment for children of all ages. Highlights include the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field for younger racegoers and families, offering the opportunity to impress in the fashion stakes and claim fantastic prizes. 

red rose

Visit the Zone, a free entertainment precinct for families, to see special guests including Home & Away star Johnny Ruffo, Nick Jr.'s Dora the Explorer and Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. See What's on at Melbourne Cup Carnival for full details.

The official flower for Emirates Stakes Day is the red rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.

What to wear

Emirates Stakes Day concludes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with a day for the family. It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the perfect way to draw a close to the excitement of the week. The fashion is a pleasant mix of understated style and fun.

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 (Platforms 8/9) and run express to Flemington Racecourse:

  • From 10am - 1.30pm, every 6-7 minutes
  • From 1.30pm - 4.20pm, every 20 minutes (services will also stop at Southern Cross Platform 14 and North Melbourne Platform 6 stations)

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 (Platform 1) and run express to North Melbourne (Platform 5), Southern Cross (Platform 13) and Flinders Street (Platforms 8/9) stations:

  • From 1.30pm - 3.40pm, every 20 minutes
  • From 4.20pm - 7pm, every 6-7 minutes
  • From 8pm - 8.40pm, every 10 minutes

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

Emirates Stakes Day race schedule
 Race number Time  G/L        Race Name  Prize money Type   Distance
 1  12:20pm Gr.3 Maribyrnong Plate  $151,500 2YO SW  1000m
 2  1:00pm
Starlight Children's Foundation Plate  $101,500 Rtg 0-90 Hcp  2000m
 3  1:40pm
Antler Luggage Handicap  $101,500
4YO&Up Rtg 0-96 Hcp  1600m
 4  2:20pm LR Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes  $151,500
3YO Hcp  1400m
 5  3:00pm Gr.3 Queen's Cup  $301,500 Quality Hcp  2600m
 6  3:40pm Gr.1 Darley Classic  $1,002,500
WFA  1200m
 7  4:20pm Gr.1 Emirates Stakes  $1,005,000 Quality Hcp  1600m
 8  5:05pm Gr.2 Matriarch Stakes  $302,000 Mares SW&P  2000m
 9  5:40pm
Emirates Airline Handicap  $101,500 4YO&Up Hcp  1400m

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

General Admission and Reserved Grandstand Seating 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 up to and including 16 October 2015.

VRC Members: 

Tickets & Packages

  • Tickets
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Student $48
  • Concession/Pensioner $28
  • Family* $110
  • Children under 16 years Free

Event Details

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  • Date

    Saturday, November 07, 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 12.20pm