Saturday,Oct 5, 2019
The ultimate preview of the Melbourne Cup Carnival stars.
Setting the scene for an unmissable Melbourne Cup Carnival, Turnbull Stakes Day features some of the finest thoroughbred racing in Australia, with an all-black type race schedule boasting more than $2.6 million in prizemoney.
Long considered a solid guide for predicting future Melbourne Cup Carnival champions, the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes boasts $500,000 in prizemoney and is the first feature 2000m race of the spring. It is joined by Group 3 which offers newly increased prizemoney of $500,000 as well as valuable ballot exemption for this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup.
Supporting races include the $300,000 Blazer Stakes for mares over 1400m, $300,000 TAB Edward Manifold Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 1600m and $300,000 Gilgai Stakes over 1200m for open sprinters, all at Group 2 level and which, together with four important Listed races, all feed in to the key races of Cup Week.
There’s plenty of great places to take in all the action on the track. All racegoers can enjoy The Lounge inside Saintly Place West, with billiards, foosball and craft beers. Plus the Lawn Bar offers refreshing beverages and acoustic tunes under the shade of umbrellas. VRC members can relax in the stylish Rose Bar or freshen up in the Pamper Lounge in The Atrium. Plus we’ll keep your pint-sized punters entertained on the Members Lawn with family-friendly activities.
There will be plenty to keep our pint-sized punters entertained on the Members Lawn on Turnbull Stakes Day with family-friendly activities for children of all ages.
Sip on refreshing gin cocktails while listening to live music and looking out across all the action at Flemington from The Roof Garden. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the spring sunshine from a VIP vantage point. Plus the party doesn’t stop after the last with a DJ spinning tunes.
Experience the splendour of Flemington in spring at the Rose Bar in The Atrium. Featuring beautiful styling inspired by our famous Flemington rose gardens, botanical-infused cocktails, flowing rosé wine, moreish bites and relaxing acoustic tunes, this inside and outside bar is a chic spot to spend your spring race days.
Tales of personal experiences and passion for our great sport - for a very worthy cause. 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.
Bring the whole family along for fun-filled activities on the Flemington Family Lawn, all complimentary with your race day ticket. Enjoy face painting, sports and games, arts and crafts, plus a soft play area for the little ones.
Witness every finish while relaxing with mates in The Lounge inside Saintly Place West. With quick access out to the Winning Post, billiards and foosball, craft beers and pub-food favourites, The Lounge is a great spot to enjoy all the racing action.
The best spot to experience spring racing at Flemington is on the Front Lawn. With plenty of seating and shade, lawn games plus acoustic tunes, it’s the perfect place to base yourself for the day while witnessing the thrill of every race. This space is accessible to all racegoers, with food and beverages available for purchase.
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.