Saturday,Apr 25, 2020
First race 1:05pm • Last race 5:10pm
Flemington’s ANZAC Day race meeting is a beloved tradition, paying tribute to Australia’s courageous servicemen and women while highlighting the role racing played in the lives of those serving and the contribution of horses in war.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, this meeting will be conducted without spectators. However, the VRC will still conduct a tribute to commemorate all service men and women, past and present, while strictly adhering to physical distancing restrictions, which everyone will be able to witness from home.
VRC Members and patrons can watch all the action on Racing.com and via our social media channels.
The RSL ANZAC Appeal continues in 2020. To donate and support veterans and their families during this challenging time visit anzacappeal.com.au.
Join Racing.com’s Jason Richardson in conversation with VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott, on the honour the VRC holds to be racing on such a significant day and the tributes from the Club, including the acknowledgment of Amanda’s father Wing Commander Ian Bayles DFC who was a Spitfire pilot in WWII and VRC Vice Chairman.
The RSL ANZAC Appeal continues in 2020. To donate and support veterans and their families during this challenging time visit anzacappeal.com.au
Thanks to our friends at the Country Women’s Association of Victoria (CWA) for sharing their classic ANZAC Biscuit and Scones recipes for you to make at home.
Even in the depths of war racing was important to our men, and the Suvla Derby in 1915 was no exception.
In the First World War 136,000 horses were sent overseas by the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Only one horse made it home to Australia… His name was SANDY.