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Flemington Racecourse


Oct 3, 2020


First race 12:05pm • Last race 5:05pm


The dress rehearsal before Cup Week.

The hotly anticipated precursor to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, this thrilling race day will once again feature thoroughbred racing at its very best, stylish racewear ensembles and all kinds of delicious bites. It’s guaranteed to get you in the mood for Cup Week!

The all-black type race schedule at Flemington Racecourse boasts more than $2.6 million in prizemoney. Considered a solid guide for predicting future Melbourne Cup Carnival champions, the Group 1 TAB Turnbull Stakes boasts $500,000 in prizemoney, and is the first feature 2000m race of spring. It’s joined by the Group 3 Lexus Bart Cummings which offers prizemoney of $500,000 with the winner earning a ‘Golden Ticket’ straight into the big race itself: the Lexus Melbourne Cup.

There are great supporting races too, like 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. Along with the four important Listed races, they all feed in to the
key races of Cup Week.

Throw the ultimate race day party at home with exciting tastes and food-lovers’ experiences available from our food partners. There’s a wide range of packages on offer delivered direct to your door.

It wouldn’t be spring racing without indulging our fashionable side! Put a stylish foot forward and take part in Fashions on your Front Lawn, our annual celebration of the very best in fashion and style - but this
year with a twist!

From the couch, the backyard or via a Zoom call, bring home the excitement of TAB Turnbull Stakes Day. Watch all the action live from the track via our broadcast partners: Channel 7, Racing.com and RSN.

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. 

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