Saturday,Dec 15, 2018
Gates open 11:55am • First race 12:55pm • Last race 5:55pm
Summer Racing at Flemington kicks off by giving thanks to the local community.
The VRC is a proud member of the local community, boasting a program which supports local schools, community and sporting groups, and charity organisations.
On Saturday 15th December Flemington Racecourse will host a number of races in honour of community organisations and VRC charity partners.
A community BBQ on the Front Lawn will give racegoers the opportunity to support three local organisations, while Christmas giving trees in support of The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal provide an opportunity to help bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas. Trees will be located in Saintly Place, The Club Stand Lobby and The Forum.
Local residents in the suburbs of Flemington and Kensington (3031), Ascot Vale and Maribyrnong (3032) and Footscray (3011) will receive complimentary entry. Simply present ID showing your postcode at the entrance gates.
Bring the whole family along for fun activities on the Flemington Family Lawn, including face painting, balloon artists, and a soft play area for the little ones.
Download the Flemington App before arriving on course to enhance your raceday experience.
Help bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas by donating a gift under the VRC Christmas Giving Trees, in support of The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal.
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Situated above the Front Lawn at the Winning Post, this beautifully styled deck is one of the best spots at Flemington to take in all the action on the track.
Enjoy a tasty BBQ on the Front Lawn while supporting three local organisations.
The Flemington Family Lawn is back for Summer at the West end of the lawn. Kids of all ages can enjoy various outdoor lawn games, face painting, balloon artists and a soft play area.
Watch all the racing action from inside Saintly Place. With views of the Winning Post, betting facilities and food and beverage outlets, it is the perfect place to enjoy a day of great racing.
Champions of the turf, Chief De Beers and Good Ba Ba, will be joining us at Flemington. See them parading in the Mounting Yard and hanging out in the horse stalls throughout the day.
Racing and tradition rule in this members only space. Take a seat at one of the many high top tables or enjoy a bistro meal in the café area.
Grab a table and settle in for a day of non-stop racing and sport in The Forum. With plenty of bookmakers and TAB facilities, plus screens at every turn you won’t miss a moment of trackside action. Inside the Atrium The Balcony and Trackside Bar will both be open serving up all your classics.
When you see the spectacular track and city views from The Roof Garden it’s easy to see why this was the place to be and be seen during Cup Week.
Enjoy the summer sunshine and easy access to the Mounting Yard on the vibrant Members Lawn.
Experience the bars of The Club Stand this Summer at Flemington. With the decadent Mumm Champagne Bar, the great range of cocktails on offer at the Bluegrass bar and the extensive drink menu of the Furlong Bar, there is something for everyone.
VRC Thanks the Community Raceday
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TRANSPORT & PARKING
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** 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.