Saturday,May 15, 2021
Gates open 10:45am • First race 11:45am • Last race 4:45pm
Good times and great racing
Good friends and good times go hand-in-hand on Andrew Ramsden Race Day.
The Andrew Ramsden Race Day is named after an important figure in Australian racing. Andrew Ramsden steered the VRC and, for a time, the industry through an era of change. He served the sport with both pride and distinction.
The feature Listed race The Andrew Ramsden is sure to be a thrilling contest. This staying test of 2800m is a ‘Golden Ticket' race, where the winner earns valuable ballot exemption for entry in the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
If you are tuning in from home, catch all the action live from the track via our broadcast partners: Racing.com, RSN and TAB.
Zone 1 covers the Members Enclosure, including Members Lawn and Members Betting Ring, plus The Club Stand and The Grandstand, and offers pre-paid dining, reserved and unreserved spaces.
On advice from the Victorian Government due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all patrons attending race day will be required to provide their name and mobile number in order to gain access to the race day. This information will be used for contact tracing purposes and forms part of our overall COVIDSafe government requirements.
Course entry will require a barcoded ticket. Members will be able to use their membership card to access the course and guests of members will require a Ticketek barcoded ticket.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to contact tracing requirements, annual guest cards or Racing Rewards Complimentary Guest Passes will not be accepted on race day, Members can book free-to-book member reserved or free-to-book member unreserved tickets for guests via Ticketek, ensuring guest details are provided during the booking process.
Everything you need to know about Zone 1
Spend the day moving freely through the Members Enclosure with access to the Members Lawn and Members Betting Ring, all unreserved venues within The Club Stand and The Grandstand, plus the internal and external seating decks across both grandstands.
General admission spaces are located in Zone 2 and we have two ticketing types – reserved and unreserved ticketing – within this zone.
Reserved tickets provide you with a booked venue for the day. These include The Terrace Restaurant and the Hill Stand Suites.
Unreserved tickets provide you with access to the racecourse, along with access to food, bars, entertainment and betting facilities within Front Lawn, the Hill Stand level 1 and seating deck, Saintly Place and the Betting Ring. It does not provide a booked venue or seat, however unreserved casual seating will be available.
General Admission Unreserved Tickets are available now via Ticketek.
Warm up those vocal chords and join fellow members as the G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar is transformed into an ultra-luxe Piano Bar after the last race. Conjuring a vibe that's breezy, bouncy and boisterous, you’re invited to join our expert pianist as everyone lets loose in the room-full singalong to the hits.
Experience the thrill of punting alongside some of the best tipsters in the business by getting involved in our Punters Club, all part of your reserved booking exclusive to The Peak. Be sure to register with VRC staff on the day prior to race 2 to get involved.
Kick back and settle in while our roving sommeliers serve up some top-flight examples of iconic Aussie shiraz, at the Jazz and Shiraz live-music session taking place on the famous Flemington Roof Garden.
Walk into pub-style atmosphere with lounges, foosball, bars serving up craft beer and a menu of pub-fare favourites - think pale ales and loaded baked potatoes! Plus with quick access out to the Winning Post and TV screens broadcasting racing from around Australia, it’s a great spot to enjoy all the racing action. Located inside Saintly Place.
What started as an inventive way of earning some money for the Bonbeach Sports Club turned out to be ultimate thrill last year when Oceanex won the 2020 The Andrew Ramsden Stakes, giving them a golden ticket straight into the Lexus Melbourne Cup, and a chance at the ultimate prize.
The Banjo Paterson Series commences on Andrew Ramsden Stakes Day, and is named after revered author and poet Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Learn more about Banjo’s lifelong love affair with horses and link to racing.
Nick Ryan Racing has found a new home at Flemington and is now settling into Headquarters. Read about Nick’s connection to the racing industry, from setting records as an apprentice jockey to working with Ciaron Maher, and now training 35 horses at our famed course.
Tomorrow signifies the beginning of the road to the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup, with the winner of The Andrew Ramsden guaranteed a start in this year's great race. Who will win the first golden ticket?
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