Spring Classics Preview Day

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Wednesday,
Sep 26, 2018

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Gates open 12:00pm • First race 1:00pm • Last race 5:05pm

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4:30pm AAMI Victoria Derby Trial

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Kick off your Grand Final long weekend early at Flemington, with Spring Classics Preview Day. This raceday will see the future stars of the AAMI Victoria Derby and the Kennedy Oaks take their place in the AAMI Victoria Derby and Kennedy Oaks Trials respectively.

VRC Members and guests can head to The Atrium, The Forum or spend the day on the Members Lawn where The Club Stand's Courtyard Bar will be serving light lunches, sweet treats, tea, coffee and all of your bar favourites. 

For Members driving to Flemington be sure to enter via Epsom Road and show your membership card to receive free parking in the Members Reserve Car Park as the Royal Melbourne Show will be in operation.

FLEMINGTON FAMILY LAWN

FLEMINGTON FAMILY LAWN

Children can enjoy free activities at the west end of the front lawn, just past the Winning Post. There will be various outdoor activities including lawn games, face painting and balloon artists.

LIVING LEGENDS

LIVING LEGENDS

Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Bullish Luck, and two-time Cox Plate winner, Fields of Omagh, will be on course to meet their fans! You can find them in the horse stalls and parading in the Mounting Yard throughout the day.

TICKETS

  • Adult
    • FREE

    Adult 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

  • Student
    • FREE

    Concession/Student* 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

  • Concession
    • FREE

    Concession/Penisoner* 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

  • Children
    • FREE

    Children under 16** 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

DINING PACKAGES

    • $155

    Terrace Restaurant (cocktail package)  

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

  • Seating inside the terrace restuarant
    • $240

    Terrace Restaurant (7 course degustation)  

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

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

    Private Raceday Functions 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

    • FROM
      $280pp.

    Hill Stand Corporate Suite 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    SOLD OUT

VRC MEMBERS TICKETS & PACKAGES

Public Transport

Trains

Getting to Flemington 

Trains will depart Southern Cross - Platform 14 from 11:42am and then frequently until 6:06pm. All trains will stop only at North Melbourne Station and Showgrounds Station and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 2).

Getting Home

Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse - Platform 2 from 12:06pm and then frequently until 6:11pm, stopping only at Showgrounds Station and North Melbourne Station and Southern Cross Station. 

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

Driving, Parking and Private Hire

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

VRC Members car parks
For Members driving to Flemington be sure to enter via Epsom Road and show your membership card to receive free parking in the Members Reserved Car Park as the Royal Melbourne Show will be in operation.

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.

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' 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. 

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.