Jan 29, 2021


Gates open 2:30pm • First race 3:30pm • Last race 6:30pm


Friday Twilight Racing - Arrive early afternoon stay til late

Get ready for the return of Resimax Group Rapid Racing, running soon at Flemington, your summer home of racing. 

The action starts early and won’t let up when this crowd favourite returns to the Flemington Summer Racing Twilight Series on Friday January 29th. Get to the track early and enjoy an evening of sprints and a quick 30 minute gap between races. This shorter, punchier program will see a seven-race card where all races will be run down the famous Flemington straight. Cheer on your favourite as the horses run sprint distances ranging from 1000m – 1200m, while the second running of the Jockeys Challenge Trophy will see Victoria’s top metropolitan and country riders face off in a team competition. 

Be sure you’re in early enough to enjoy every delightful minute of the $5-Before-5 beer and wine specials on offer across Flemington. Or get in touch with your inner Italian by enjoying an elegant apertivo, like a Champagne Spritz or ice-cold Negroni, and something light and fresh to nibble alongside.

If a dining experience is more your style, the Rapid Racing format plus dinner and a show is sure to keep you
entertained all evening.

As the racing wraps up, the night is just beginning. Enjoy live music and livelier conversation as you debrief on the big races and wins of the day. Or just savour a cocktail or two with your mates, while the sunset lights up the magnificent Melbourne skyline.  

When the night finally comes to a close, rest assured that public transport and trains will be running late, to get you home safely. And if you are tuning in from home, be sure to catch all the action live from the track via our partners: 
Racing.com, RSN and TAB.

Please see the Flemington Jockey Challenge: Metro versus Country conditions here.


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 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 COVID-19 impacted areas, hotspots or exposure sites in Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria must not attend this race day. For regular updates on impacted areas, hotspots and exposure sites please refer to the relevant state government website: Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you do not attend this race day.  

Important information for a COVID safe experience
  • You will need to acknowledge a health declaration on entry to the course. If you are feeling unwell on the day, we ask that you do not attend and call us to advise. 
  • On arrival, please make your way directly to your venue.
  • You will need to scan a QR code on arrival to your space, and register your details on the Victoria Government Services App for contact tracing purposes.
  • Movement around the course must be kept to a minimum and social distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • You will have an allocated seat and we ask that you please stay in your seat throughout the day unless you are ordering food and beverages, accessing amenities or placing a bet.
  • All food and beverage service is cashless.
  • It is a requirement of entry to the venue that you carry a face mask. Face coverings are required to be used in situations where you can’t maintain a 1.5m social distancing, on public transport or using ride share or taxi services.


Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions we are 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, 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.

BYO food policy 

A reminder that BYO food is not permitted anywhere in The Club Stand, except for on the Front Lawn. BYO food is permitted in all venues currently open in The Grandstand, except The Atrium dining.

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.