Sofitel Girls' Day Out

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Saturday,
Sep 15, 2018

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Gates open 11:00am • First race 12:30pm • Last race 5:30pm

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4.10pm - PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes

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There’s no better way to kick off the return of spring racing at Flemington than by stepping out in style at Sofitel Girls’ Day Out.

Sofitel Girls’ Day Out is the perfect chance to get the girls together for a day full of fun, fashion, food and drink — along with some thrilling thoroughbred racing.

Featuring the Group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes, you and your friends will come away winners. With buzzing music and entertainment, free-flowing bubbles, gourmet food options and gorgeous Spring Racing fashion - be sure to circle Saturday 15 September for Sofitel Girls’ Day Out on your calendar now!

SPRING SALON

SPRING SALON

Celebrating everything that is feminine and decadent about the Spring Racing Carnival, Spring Salon is about dressing up, beautiful millinery, elaborate cocktails and artisanal cakes.

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LIVING LEGENDS

LIVING LEGENDS

The 2000 Melbourne Cup Winner, Brew, and multiple Group 1 Stakes Winner, Paris Lane, are returning to Flemington! Don’t miss these two champions in Mounting Yard and horse stalls.

LAWN BAR

LAWN BAR

The much-loved Lawn Bar re-opens for spring! Spend your day enjoying drinks, live music and up-close racing action at the Lawn Bar!

FLEMINGTON FAMILY LAWN

FLEMINGTON FAMILY LAWN

Kids play free at the west end of the front lawn, just past the Winning Post. Enjoy various outdoor lawn games, face painting, balloon artists and a soft play area for little ones.

TRACKSIDE TREATS

TRACKSIDE TREATS

Calling all Phar Lap Members to the Forum for a Trackside Treat! Just show your Phar Lap Membership card to our lovely staff for a free lunch and treat.

PIN & WIN

PIN & WIN

Support JDRF by purchasing a Pin, and you could win this Melbourne Cup Carnival! Look out of volunteers selling pins on course today.

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TICKETS

  • Adult
    • $20

    Adult 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Student
    • $16

    Concession/Student* 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Pensioner
    • $10

    Concession/Pensioner* 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Children
    • Free

    Children under 16** 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    Free

    SOLD OUT

  • Members Guest Pass
    • $50

    VRC Members' Guest Pass 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    Contact Customer Service 1300 727 575

    SOLD OUT

DINING PACKAGES

  • Image of a dining table set up inside one of the private suites at Flemington Racecourse
    • POA

    Private Raceday Functions 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Seating inside the terrace restuarant
    • $210

    Terrace Restaurant (cocktail package)  

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • $300

    Terrace Restaurant (7 course degustation)  

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • $320

    Hill Stand Corporate Suite 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Hats & High Tea
    • FROM
      $135

    Hats and High Tea 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

VRC MEMBERS DINING

  • The Atrium
    • $133

    The Atrium Flat 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Atrium
    • $155

    The Atrium Tiered 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • dining tables with white table linens and black seat covers inside The Peak dining area at Flemington Racecourse.
    • $67

    The Peak Tiered 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • POINTS
      700

    Reserved Trackside Table 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • POINTS
      1,400

    Reserved Trackside Couch 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Club Stand Trials creative 2018
    • $250

    The Byerley 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Club Stand Trials creative 2018
    • $135

    The Dining Room 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Club Stand Trials creative 2018
    • FREE

    Furlong Bar 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Club Stand Trials creative 2018
    • 0

    Members Bar 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Club Stand Trials creative 2018
    • FREE

    Mumm Champagne Bar 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • The Club Stand Trials creative 2018
    • $95

    Straight Six 

    Sofitel Girls Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

TRAINS

Getting to Flemington 

Trains will depart Southern Cross - Platform 8 between 10:48am - 1:18pm, stopping at North Melbourne

Getting Home

Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse - Platform 1 between 4:29pm - 7:09pm stopping at North Melbourne

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. 

MAPS
View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download the Flemington app

DRIVING, PARKING AND HIRE

Public car parks
Limited parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive and follow the directions of event staff. 

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

Helicopters
Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. During the 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.

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 Guests
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. 

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 with 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.