2020: AMADEUS (Mick Kent)
Won in his fourth attempt in the Chester Manifold.
2019: MANOLO BLAHNIQ (Tony Noonan)
Won at Flemington at the fifth attempt after four unplaced efforts.
2018: BURNING FRONT (Darren Weir)
Won at Flemington at the tenth attempt.
2017: GRANDE ROSSO (David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig)
Won at Flemington at his second attempt.
2016: TUDOR (Doug Harrison)
Won at Flemington at his fourth attempt after three unplaced efforts.
2015: RED EXCITEMENT (Gerald Ryan)
Won at Flemington at his first attempt.
Saturday,Jan 9, 2021
Gates open 1:05 pm • First race 2:05pm • Last race 7:05pm
Competitive racing, cold brews and chic picnics.
The summer racing fun continues at Headquarters, as a quality line up of off-season gallopers compete in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes. The 1400m event named in honor of former VRC Chairman Sir Chester Manifold is the highlight on a competitive nine-race card.
Sticking with the relaxed summer theme, you’ll enjoy a later start for the first race as they run into the early evening.
Take in the thrilling action on the track while enjoying brews and beverages in the Front Lawn Beer Garden. Grab a reserved table for you and your crew with access to super-fresh food served straight from Melbourne’s tastiest food trucks, live music and entertainment.
A chic picnic amongst our famous rose gardens is always a lovely way to spend a summer race day. Bring your own picnic spread, or purchase from nearby food outlets and bars. Enjoy acoustic tunes and family friendly lawn games. And for an extra dose of magic, step inside the iconic golden-winged bar.
Tuning in from home? Catch all the action live via our partners: Racing.com, RSN and TAB.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE AS AT 9TH JANUARY 2021.
It is a requirement of entry to Flemington Racecourse that you carry a face mask. In line with Government restrictions masks must currently be worn when indoors (unless eating or drinking), in situations where you can’t maintain 1.5m social distancing, on public transport and when using ride share or taxi services.
Anyone who has been in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, impacted areas of Brisbane, QLD or other COVID exposure sites in NSW or VIC must not attend this race day. For details of impacted areas in QLD click here. For regular updates on Victorian exposure sites please refer to DHHS website. For regular updates on NSW exposure sites please refer to NSW Government website Current COVID-19 case locations.
If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you do not attend this race day.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions we are still required to allocate a table / seat to every patron that comes on course. With the increased capacity permitted on course, the best option for our members is to do this via our Customer Service team. To book your space for one or more of our January race days please call Customer Service on 1300 727 575. Reserved seating can be booked via Ticketek using your VRC Member Number. If you have made a booking and are unable to attend the race day for any reason, we kindly request you call Customer Service to let us know.
To ensure we can deliver you a COVID safe experience, General Admission tickets must be pre-purchased via Ticketek. For VRC members interested in booking General Admission products please contact Customer Service on 1300 727 575.
Reserved Table (for 4) $50
The Front Lawn Beer Garden is the perfect setting to catch up with your mates for summer! The beer garden will feature Melbourne’s tastiest food trucks, live bands, games and even an outdoor cinema for all ages (subject to Government COVID-safe approval). Plus, with prime Winning Post views plus a super screen, it’s a great spot to enjoy all the racing action. Book your table now for up to 4 people.
Reserved Picnic Site (for 6) $50
Set amongst our famous rose gardens, The Picnic Lawn is the perfect space for your summer social gatherings! Bring along a rug and a tasty picnic spread, or purchase from our retail food outlets and bars close by. Enjoy live entertainment, family friendly games and cocktails from the beautiful golden-winged bar. Reserve your private picnic spot now for up to 6 people.
$12 per person
Take your seat above the famous Flemington Front Lawn and take in spectacular views of the racecourse and Melbourne’s city skyline. You won’t miss a minute of the racing action from your Reserved Seat in The Hill Stand, located directly opposite the Winning Post. Secure your spot now.
Jye McNeil’s quartet of metropolitan wins on Chester Manifold Stakes Day in 2020 signalled an explosive start to his year. Read more about Jye’s win and the Club’s annual tribute to one of the most important figures in Victoria’s racing history.
The past six winners of the Chester Manifold Stakes had not won a race at Flemington at any distance before winning the Listed race.
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