Saturday,Sep 12, 2020
First race 12:05pm • Last race 4:50pm
Staying in’s the new going out.
Can’t leave home to get to the Sofitel Girls Day Out? That’s great news. Because this year, Sofitel Girls’ Day is going to be IN.
In your home, in your living room, on your screens and with all your best girlfriends and
mates right there with you, whether live or remote.
The 2020 Sofitel Girls’ Day In is the ultimate day IN. Think about the race day celebration you can host for one entire, special day. Invite the girls, invite the boys, invite everyone who is as passionate about kicking off the 2020 Spring Racing Carnival in your own, special style – virtual catch ups the norm for this wonderful day IN.
An all new lineup of the best Group 1 thoroughbred racing to thrill to. Unique fashion features and experiences.
Specially crafted and curated culinary hampers, delicacies, drinks and desserts to really pull it all off in the style
that suits you and your gang.
Even though this year’s experience will be different to others, we’ve worked behind the scenes to ensure you have the opportunity to savour and enjoy all this classic race day has to offer - wherever you and your friends find yourselves!
At the track we’re set for a thrilling day of thoroughbred racing. The exciting nine-race program features the Group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes over 1600m as well as three Group 2 races: the Bobbie Lewis Quality for open sprinters, the Danehill Stakes over 1200m for three-year-olds, and the Let’s Elope Stakes for mares over 1400m.
Follow all the action from home via one of our broadcast partners: Channel 7, Racing.com and RSN.
Makybe Diva’s bravery and determination mixed with her untold talent made for one of the greatest racehorses of her time. The first Group 1 race of spring at Flemington is named in her honour, so we recount the rise of this champion.
As everyone's favourite grey with his gentle temperament and gregarious nature, Subzero epitomised the spirit of racing. It was as a Clerk of the Course horse at tracks including Flemington that he became best friends with his rider, the late Graham Salisbury. Their bond has become part of Australian racing folklore.
In a year like no other, our famous fashion competition has been totally reimagined in a way that includes everyone, no matter where they are. The online-only competition will see contestants from all over Australia embrace everything they love about fashion, celebrate the joy of dressing up and show off their personal style and expression.
Take a sneak peek into how Lindy Klim and Tre Dallas will be celebrating Sofitel Girls’ Day In.
Celebrate the French origin of Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and their ‘joie de vivre’ with this très delicious recipe for French Onion Soup.
Everyone knows it’s the food and drinks that make for a great day! So if you find yourself in a bind about what to prepare for the big day - don’t bother.
We’ve gone all out and specially commissioned our fabulous food partners to come up with their very best. There’s something to suit every taste: big flavours, small bites, hearty favourites - it’s all up to you. Each of our food partners would relish the opportunity to transform your party into something extraordinary.
VRC Members check your inbox for your special offer on these packs.
This is the year to go big and stay home while you treat yourself to a feast for your senses with our expertly-curated culinary experience from our principal food partner, Peter Rowland. Everything you’ve come to love about the food at Flemington, is now available to you, without having to step out the door.
Treat yourselves to something special when you get the girls together. These packages are perfect for a day in with the girls and all your mates — even if you’re celebrating together remotely. Featuring fine-dining favourites and snackable feasts, they’re designed to impress — and all delivered straight to your door.
Living up to its name, this is guaranteed to be a feast worth sharing. Whether you choose to nibble through the day, or prefer to sit down with friends to a deliciously prepared meal in the comfort of your home, there’s plenty on offer here to keep everyone going strong, from first race to last — all delivered straight to your door.
A fine dining at home experience … where you hardly need lift a finger. The selections on offer are designed for sharing with close friends who really appreciate the best our Chefs have to offer. With a focus on seasonal Australian cuisine, you can’t go past making your Sofitel Girls’ Day In that extra bit special by opting for the Chef’s Table selection.