Flemington Racecourse


Oct 5, 2019


Tales of personal experiences and passion for our great sport - for a very worthy cause.

Ross Stevenson and the Victoria Racing Club are proud to announce the annual ‘Love Letter to Racing’ charity event returns in a new location for 2019. A sweeping panorama and views that go on forever define one of the Grandstand's most exclusive settings in The Peak. 

Hear from passionate racing enthusiasts as they share their own personal relationships and experiences with our great sport, all while taking in the thrilling racing action on one of the best days on the Australian racing calendar. As always, views of the Winning Post and city skyline, racing coverage and close-by betting facilities are all ready and waiting in The Peak.

All proceeds from this event including the raffle and live auction will be donated to VRC and 3AW charity partner Very Special Kids. 

DATE: TAB Turnbull Stakes Day, Saturday 5th October

TIME: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

LOCATION: The Peak, The Grandstand

DRESS CODE: Members dress regulations apply


  • Beverages (cash bar from 4:00pm – close) 
  • Cocktail style food served throughout 
  • Live auction
  • Raffle


  • 3AW's Ross Stevenson 


  • Bryan Martin has had a distinguished career in horse racing - a sport he fell in love with as a young boy. His peerless race calling has been recognised and applauded by his peers and the public alike.
  • Alf Matthews is a multi group one winning jockey who spent 21 years race riding before retiring in 1998. A knowledgeable and amusing student of the sport he is now Racing Victoria's apprentice jockey coach. 
  • Mr Justice Terry Forrest of the Supreme Court of Victoria has had a life long passion for horse racing starting from a young age inspired by the passion for the sport held by both his mother and father. 
  • Georgina Damm has built a stellar reputation in the catering world; she is also known to 3AW Breakfast listeners as food reviewer Honey Galore.
  • Georgia Connolly has ridden horses since she was 3 years old and has had a wonderful career as an eventer. She is currently the Victoria Racing Club Ambassador.

If you are purchasing a VRC Member and/or a VRC Members Guest ticket to this event you are indicating that you hold a VRC Members Annual card, a VRC Members Annual Guest card or VRC Members Enclosure Daily Guest Pass. A VRC Members Annual card, VRC Members Annual Guest card or VRC Members Enclosure Daily Guest Pass will allow you access into the Racecourse and the Members Enclosure including the Grandstand.

A VRC Members Guest Ticket + VRC Member Enclosure Pass includes a VRC Members Enclosure Daily Guest Pass.

Non-Member tickets include racecourse admission however will not have access to Members Areas outside of the event location. Ticketing purchased after Friday 27th September will need to be collected from VRC Headquarters at 448 Epsom Road during business hours prior to TAB Turnbull Stakes Day or racecourse admission will not be provided. Racecourse admission is $25 on TAB Turnbull Stakes Day.

All guests will be sent an event wristband which will allow entry into the event.

CASH BAR: This event will run from midday until 4:00pm at which point the event will operate as a cash bar until racecourse closure, as per the Member Enclosure timings.

Please note: This is an 18+ event.