Saturday,Sep 11, 2021
First Race: 12:30pm • Last Race: 5:25pm
Kick off Flemington Spring Racing in colour and style on Sofitel Girls Day In.
There’s a big day ahead for lovers of racing, fashion and springtime spectacle and although this year we’ll again be celebrating from afar, we’ve worked behind the scenes to ensure you have the opportunity to savour and enjoy all this classic race day has to offer - wherever you and your friends find yourselves!
To enjoy a taste of Sofitel from home click here to learn how to make their signature Chamomile Cognac Sour Cocktail!
At the track we’re set for a thrilling day of thoroughbred racing. The exciting nine-race program features the Group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes over 1600m as well as two Group 2 races: the Lexus Bobbie Lewis Quality for open sprinters over 1200m and the Furphy Let’s Elope Stakes for mares over 1400m.
Catch all the action of Sofitel Girl’s Day In, live from the track via our broadcast partners: Channel 7, Racing.com and RSN.
With the Melbourne Cup Carnival less than two months away, be inspired by the latest trends in racewear headwear in Meet the Milliners. Get to know these talented artisans and learn more about their craft, plus discover some of the hottest looks to complete your Cup Week outfit.
Join Nick Quinn as the VRC Punters Club returns in a free to enter online format! After making profitable returns in his previous outings at Flemington, Quinny will look to continue his good form as spring and Group 1 racing returns to Flemington.
Put your knowledge to the test in our race day trivia competition on the VRC Members Facebook group for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Be sure to tell us your member number so we can admit you into the group.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival’s annual celebration of fashion and style is back! Get dressed in your most stylish racing outfit and enter this year’s competition where you can win a share in over $300,000 in prizes.
The story of Makybe Diva is well-known to every racing fan, as the only horse to have ever won the famed Melbourne Cup an incredible three times in a row.
Let’s Elope became the first mare in more than 50 years to complete Australia's famed Caulfield Cup - Melbourne Cup double (the "Cups double").
With a golden ticket into the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup via her win in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, coupled with trainers who are no stranger to winning the great race, Realm Of Flowers looks like one to watch this November.
Not many people can boast that they have worked for the same company for more than 30 years, but it is a milestone that Jo O’Shaughnessy can claim, having begun working at the VRC in 1989.
Enhance you race day experience from home with specially curated cocktail recipes from the team in the Bluegrass Bar in the Club Stand, and tips from Chef Ryan on how to create an inspirational charcuterie board.