A group of friends on the Front Lawn of Flemington Racecourse 2019

Summer racing action heats up at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) will continue its spectacular summer racing program at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday with Summer Race Day.

The Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) is the highlight on a nine-race twilight card, with recent Living Legends Sprint winner Fabergino set for a rematch down the Flemington straight with runner-up Prezado.

The Club is delighted to announce owners pre-registered in the designated connections hospitality space of Saintly Place will now be able to get closer to their thoroughbreds from a dedicated outdoor area adjacent to the Mounting Yard for their respective race.

Racegoers will be able to soak up all the thrilling trackside action and enjoy a cold brew from the Front Lawn Beer Garden, with delicious food served straight from food trucks, live music and entertainment.

Relax amongst our famous rose gardens on The Picnic Lawn, with acoustic tunes, family friendly lawn games and access to the Instagrammable golden-winged bar.

VRC Chief Executive Officer Steve Rosich said Summer Race Day was the perfect way to spend a summer’s day, with a COVIDSafe approved capacity of up to 5000.

“Interest from members and the race going public has been strong and we expect to host close to 5000 guests at glorious Flemington this Saturday, where they will be able to indulge in great racing, food and live music,” Mr Rosich said.

“It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon and we can't wait to see patrons back on course for this popular race day.

“We’re also pleased to be able to welcome owners a step closer to the Mounting Yard action, with approval received for the creation of a dedicated alfresco space for them to view their runner’s pre-race.

“It’s another safe step forward for the industry and I would like to thank owners for their patience.”

The Members Bar, The Roof Garden, Straight Six and G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar are sold out but spots are still available in members areas including The Byerley and The Dining Room. Contact VRC Customer Service for more information or to book.

General admission racegoers can purchase tickets to enjoy front lawn picnic tables or Hill Stand reserved seats via Ticketek with prices starting at $12 per person. All dining and tickets must be pre-purchased.

Gates open at 12:43pm with Race 1 at 1:43pm and the last race at 6:35pm.

A digital race book will be available at Flemington.com.au and VRC members, owners and all racing fans are encouraged to follow the race day via the VRC social media platforms using our official hashtag #Flemington on social media and via Racing.com, RSN and Sky Racing.