Saturday,May 16, 2020
First race 11:45am • Last race 4:45pm
The Andrew Ramsden is run over 2800m at Flemington originates from a race that had its inaugural running back in 1964. Originally known as the Duke of Norfolk Stakes, and run over two-miles (3218m), the race was long considered the premier long distance race of the autumn program. Back then it was named following a visit to Flemington by the 16th Duke of Norfolk, Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, a keen racing enthusiast.
In 2019 the VRC announced that the winner of the Andrew Ramsden would be granted ballot exemption for entry in the Lexus Melbourne Cup – the Golden Ticket.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this meeting will be conducted without spectators. However, you can follow all the action via one of our broadcast partners, Channel 7 or racing.com.
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island people should be aware that this website contains the name and video footage of deceased persons.
This week VRC Member and media personality Jason Richardson is in conversation with VRC Vice Chairman Michael Ramsden, who chats about the upcoming The Andrew Ramsden and his family ties to the VRC.
Known as the golden ticket, The Andrew Ramsden has had some very notable winners over the years, including Sir Dane (1964), Vansittart (1970), Scotch and Dry (1971), What a Nuisance (1984) and Niwot (2011). Who will win this year’s golden ticket?
Did you know?
Nobody in the history of Australian racing was quite like Darby McCarthy. A few jockeys have risen to the heights from the most humble of beginnings but none could claim a tougher start in life than Darby McCarthy.
A fitting tribute to a charismatic and inspirational man, courtesy of David Waddington.