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Gates open at 10:45am • First race at 12:15pm • Last race at 5:20pm 

Enjoy Group 1 racing at its best and the return of the Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, located at the west end of the front lawn.

See Australia’s best horses competing on autumn’s premier raceday, with some of the best Group 1 racing the Festival of Racing has to offer. 

The $1,500,000 TAB Australian Cup is a time honoured event and many of Australia's finest gallopers have been victorious in this race.

Likewise the $1,250,000 Lexus Newmarket Handicap always attracts high quality gallopers and has been taken out by many of our finest sprinters over the years, including Black Caviar. 

Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door is proudly part of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and supported by the State Government of Victoria. 

FLEMINGTON GRAZING TRAIL AND CELLAR DOOR

Amongst the leafy greenery of The Elms, Flemington will come alive with an incredible selection of the very best boutique wineries, breweries and producers Victoria has to offer in a unique cellar door atmosphere! Admission to the Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door is free with your Super Saturday ticket.

For the ultimate experience purchase your souvenir tasting glass for $20 which allows you to sample (20ml) the range of wines on offer from all the wineries on the trail. Tasting glasses can be bought on the day at the trail from various Tasting Glass Marquees.

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Flemington Grazing Trail and Cellar Door Event Partners
  • James Squire Caravan

  • Lavazza coffee cart

  • Lillet Cocktail cart 

  • T’Gallant

  • Furphy

  • Jimmy Grants

  • St Kilda Burger Bar 
Gourmet Producers
  • Glace 

  • Burn City Smokers

  • Melbourne Paella Company 

  • Flying Calamari Brothers 

  • Universo Woodfired Pizza

  • Marinated Lamb

  • Victoria Mill Provedore 

  • From Granny

  • Oriental Teahouse

  • Gary's Meats
Wineries
  • Rob Dolan Wines

  • Pizzini Wines

  • Chambers Rosewood Vineyards

  • Leura Park Estate / Flying Brick Co Cider 

  • Rutherglen Estates 

  • Stefani Estate 

  • Mirabeau

  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

  • Helen & Joey Estate 

  • Handpicked Wines 

  • Harcourt Valley Vineyards

  • Dal Zotto Wines

  • Tahbilk 

  • Brandy Creek Estate

  • The Prosecco Van 
Breweries & Ciders
  • Ten Sixty One Apple Cider

  • Wolf of the Willows Brewing

  • Prickly Moses

  • Bright Brewery 

  • Two Birds Brewing

  • Brick Lane Brewing 
  • Trains

    Departing Southern Cross Station 

    Trains will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 8) at 10:29am and then every 10 minutes until 12:30pm. All trains stop only at North Melbourne Station (platform 2) and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 1).

    Departing Flemington Racecouse

    Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse (platform 1) at 4.20pm – 7:15pm, leaving approximately every 10 minutes, stopping only at North Melbourne Station (platform 1) and Southern Cross Station (platform 8).

    All train services are wheelchair accessible and passengers who need help boarding trains should wait on the platform near the front of the train.
    Non-racedays: Catch a train to Newmarket station (Craigieburn line) and then either walk (10mins) or take the No. 57 tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

    Trams
    From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

    Please note, low-floor trams do not run on Route 57 and it is therefore recommended passengers using a mobility aid should catch the train to the racecourse.

    Buses
    Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.

    Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance. 

    Map
    View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download Flemington Official Raceday Guide mobile app

    • Public Transport

      Trains

      Departing Southern Cross Station 

      Trains will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 8) at 10:29am and then every 10 minutes until 12:30pm. All trains stop only at North Melbourne Station (platform 2) and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 1).

      Departing Flemington Racecouse

      Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse (platform 1) at 4.20pm – 7:15pm, leaving approximately every 10 minutes, stopping only at North Melbourne Station (platform 1) and Southern Cross Station (platform 8).

      All train services are wheelchair accessible and passengers who need help boarding trains should wait on the platform near the front of the train.
      Non-racedays: Catch a train to Newmarket station (Craigieburn line) and then either walk (10mins) or take the No. 57 tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

      Trams
      From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

      Please note, low-floor trams do not run on Route 57 and it is therefore recommended passengers using a mobility aid should catch the train to the racecourse.

      Buses
      Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.

      Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance. 

      Map
      View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download Flemington Official Raceday Guide mobile app

  • Public car parks
    Racedays: Limited parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive.

    Melbourne Cup Carnival: Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.

    VRC Members' car parks
    Members' parking in the Unreserved Car Park must enter via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. 

    Reserved dining car parks
    Racegoers should refer to directions provided with their bookings.

     
    • Driving and Parking

      Public car parks
      Racedays: Limited parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive.

      Melbourne Cup Carnival: Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.

      VRC Members' car parks
      Members' parking in the Unreserved Car Park must enter via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. 

      Reserved dining car parks
      Racegoers should refer to directions provided with their bookings.

       
  • Taxis
    Enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. A taxi rank is located near the Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue).

    Melbourne Cup Carnival: Taxis can only enter the racecourse off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance or drop off racegoers in Leonard Crescent via Langs Road.

    Helicopters
    Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. During Melbourne Cup Carnival, VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles will then transfer from helipad to main entrance.

    For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.

    Ferries 
    Ferry services for private groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. 

    For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214. 

    For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.

    When booking ferry services outside of Melbourne Cup Carnival, contact Customer Service Centre for information on how to access the racecourse.

    • Private Hire

      Taxis
      Enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. A taxi rank is located near the Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue).

      Melbourne Cup Carnival: Taxis can only enter the racecourse off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance or drop off racegoers in Leonard Crescent via Langs Road.

      Helicopters
      Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. During Melbourne Cup Carnival, VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles will then transfer from helipad to main entrance.

      For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.

      Ferries 
      Ferry services for private groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. 

      For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214. 

      For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.

      When booking ferry services outside of Melbourne Cup Carnival, contact Customer Service Centre for information on how to access the racecourse.

  • General Admission
    There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.

    VRC Members
    VRC Members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and therefore have strict dress regulations within the Members' Enclosure to maintain this high standard. 

    Gentlemen 
    (including children over 12) 

    Gentlemen are required to wear a  suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos  acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus  tie and dress shoes. During the period  between 1 December and 31 March  jackets may be removed. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

    Ladies
    (including children over 12)

    Ladies are expected to maintain a  suitable standard in keeping with the  dignity of the Members’ Enclosure.  Younger children accompanied by an  adult must be suitably attired. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal  national dress of their country.

    Members' Guest 
    As a VRC Member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members’ Enclosure are dressed appropriately, in line with the required dress standard.

    View Victoria Racing Club Members' Enclosure Style Guide for complete dress code. 

    • What to Wear

      General Admission
      There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.

      VRC Members
      VRC Members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and therefore have strict dress regulations within the Members' Enclosure to maintain this high standard. 

      Gentlemen 
      (including children over 12) 

      Gentlemen are required to wear a  suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos  acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus  tie and dress shoes. During the period  between 1 December and 31 March  jackets may be removed. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

      Ladies
      (including children over 12)

      Ladies are expected to maintain a  suitable standard in keeping with the  dignity of the Members’ Enclosure.  Younger children accompanied by an  adult must be suitably attired. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal  national dress of their country.

      Members' Guest 
      As a VRC Member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members’ Enclosure are dressed appropriately, in line with the required dress standard.

      View Victoria Racing Club Members' Enclosure Style Guide for complete dress code. 

  • General admission

    • Once on sale, tickets can be purchased above. 
    • On raceday, tickets can be purchased at the gate.

    VRC Members

    • Guest passes can be purchased, or redeemed via Racing Rewards points.  
    • VRC Members may purchase guest passes from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (not including racecourse admission).

    Ticketing information

    • Children under 16**: 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.
    ** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
    ^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.

    • Booking Information

      General admission

      • Once on sale, tickets can be purchased above. 
      • On raceday, tickets can be purchased at the gate.

      VRC Members

      • Guest passes can be purchased, or redeemed via Racing Rewards points.  
      • VRC Members may purchase guest passes from the Raceday & Ticketing Office (not including racecourse admission).

      Ticketing information

      • Children under 16**: 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.
      ** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
      ^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.