Flemington is home to 14 Group 1 feature races each year, with 8 of these taking place during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Experience the very best of thoroughbred horse racing through the Melbourne Cup Carnival including the internationally renowned Lexus Melbourne Cup.
Get up close to all the racing action at Flemington and see history be made this Melbourne Cup Carnival. Visit the Mounting Yard and Parade Ring throughout the day to see horses parading before and after the races or secure a spot on the famous Flemington Front Lawn for great views of the track.
The heart of the action at Flemington, the Front Lawn offers a prime positions for race views along the rails. With pop-up bars and food trucks, it’s the perfect spot to place down a picnic rug and enjoy the excitement of every race.
See racehorses being paraded and the jockeys taking last minute race instructions from Trainers, before taking their mount and heading out to the track to the starting barriers.
View racehorses at rest in their stall, being saddled up for their race, and briefly being paraded before entering tunnel to the Mounting Yard.
The VRC first registered bookmakers at Flemington in 1883 and several hundred operated around the course. While the original Betting Ring was located at The Elms near the river, in 1924 a more spacious precinct was created behind the newly constructed members grandstand and the space has once again been refurbished as part of The Club Stand build. Two tote houses will bookend the row of Bookmakers, providing excellent betting opportunities throughout.
Betting with the TAB at the track
The official Lexus Melbourne Cup betting provider is Tabcorp and TAB.
The TAB provides totalisator betting (often referred to as 'The Tote') for all races and has many bet types to choose from. Totalisator betting means that all punters are betting into a pool, and the pool is divided among all the successful bets. This is why the dividend/price for your runner changes up until the race jumps.
The TAB offers over 30 different betting products to suit every type of punter. At the track you call out your bets to an operator at the counter, rather than filling in a betting card. Tell the TAB operator:
Betting with a bookmaker
Bookmakers can be found in a variety of locations on course. We recommend that you check the racebook for their locations, names and stand numbers.
Don't forget to carefully check your tickets before leaving the bookmaker's stand and do not discard tickets until correct weight has been declared.
In the event of a late scratching/s your ticket may be subject to deductions ordered by the Stewards.