Saturday,Dec 12, 2020
First race 12:55pm • Last race 6:00pm
A welcome start to the summer racing season.
Racing returns to Flemington for the ultimate tribute to some of the greatest horses ever to have run our famous track.
We are delighted to welcome a small number of members and owners back to Flemington for the first meeting of our wonderful summer racing program.
If you are tuning in from home, catch all the action live from the track via our partners: Racing.com, RSN and TAB.
Living Legends provides a home to some of Australia's greatest retired racehorses so that these champions of the turf can live happy and tranquil lives after their celebrated racing careers. The VRC has a longstanding partnership with Living Legends as part of the Club’s wider focus on equine and racing industry welfare. Open to the public, Living Legends is set in the beautiful surrounds of Woodlands Historic Park.
The VRC’s Equine Wellbeing Fund, established in late 2019, saw the VRC invest $220,000 over the next three years in Living Legends. Further elevating this support, a new on-course hub will be built at Flemington Racecourse, becoming a destination designed to showcase former racehorses and provide a platform for an interactive educational offering for patrons about thoroughbreds and life after racing.
Living Legends was established to nurture the deep connection between the community and past champions of the turf and to promote life after racing for all horses. The VRC spoke with Dr. Andrew Clarke about the facility and some of the Flemington stars who now reside there.
We take a look back over the career of Living Legend, Brew, who came from humble beginnings to become the 2000 Melbourne Cup winner and an Australian Horse of the Year award winner.
We revisit the historic 2015 Melbourne Cup win by Living Legend Prince Of Penzance, which will remain as one of the greatest not only for the gelding’s heroic effort, but because it also marked the first time a female jockey won the coveted race.
Meet 1999 Melbourne Cup winner and Living Legend, Rogan Josh, who went from obscurity to spring carnival champion in 1999 and gave esteemed trainer Bart Cummings an historic 11th Melbourne Cup victory.