An update from the Victoria Racing Club on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Current as at 25 October 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic is a very confronting and unprecedented situation that has impacted everyone. Our thoughts remain with every person affected by COVID-19 and the VRC is determined to do its part by taking decisive action to help minimise the spread of the virus and its effect on the community.
Please see the Latest News below for the current media statement on attendance at the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
This page will serve as an information hub for VRC members and our community, which we’ll update regularly as new information relevant to members, partners, industry participants and the wider public comes to hand, as well as updates on Flemington events. If you require specific information, please contact our Customer Service team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of the VRC and we look forward to welcoming you back to Flemington as soon as we can.
Q. What measures has the VRC implemented in relation to COVID-19 and physical distancing?
Q. Is Flemington Racecourse completely closed to the public?
(Flemington Horse Training Facility
essential staff and service providers only)
Q. Can I use the racecourse ground to hold a fitness class?
Q. What about scheduled race meetings? Are they continuing?
Q. When will spectators be allowed back on course for race meetings?
Q. When will renewals open for the 20/21 racing season?
Q. Why are owners considered a higher priority than members?
Q. When will we be able to return to Flemington? In December?
Q. In light of the government announcement that potentially only racing connections and owners will be permitted on course over MCC, what does this mean for my membership?
Below is a recap of these changes:
Q. What about the rest of the racing season if we are not able to attend?
Q. Will you be providing a refund on my membership now that we cannot attend MCC?
Q. What is the VRC doing to be able to continue operating during this time?
Q. Who is classified as essential staff?
Q. Can owners with horses trained at Flemington visit the stable?
Q. Why is the VRC undertaking these measures?
Q. How long will the lockdown of the Flemington training precinct last?
Q. Is Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS still going ahead?
Q. I have a function booked at Flemington, will it be affected?
Further information on the status of upcoming events is on our Events page.
28 October, 2020
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