Saturday,Jun 20, 2020
First race 11:45am • Last race 4:32pm
Country Race Day at Flemington highlights the strong connection racing creates between the country and the city.
The exciting nine-race program includes a number of winter race series heats. The feature race is the David Bourke Provincial Plate for horses that have participated in non-metropolitan races during the previous 12 months, while the Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes for three-year-old sprinters will provide a thrilling highlight to the program.
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, Racing.com and RSN.
Kerrin McEvoy is one of Australia’s most celebrated jockeys, with an incredible three Lexus Melbourne Cup victories to his name.
Country Race Day celebrates the link between Country and Metropolitan Racing clubs, highlighting the important role regional racing clubs play in the racing industry and their contributions to Australia’s rich cultural heritage.
Vow And Declare’s history making victory in the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup was a dream come true for regional Australia, particularly the small town of Gympie in Queensland.
When the small Victorian town of Buchan was devastated by bushfires in January, much of the local race track was destroyed. Just weeks later true country spirit saw the Buchan Cup run against all odds.
With picturesque surrounds, regional racecourses each hold their own charm and play a vital and vibrant part of the racing industry and local communities.