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VRC statement

Statement from VRC CEO Steve Rosich: VRC events and Victorian lockdown

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) wishes to confirm that, following today’s announcement from the Victorian Government imposing lockdown restrictions on Victoria for seven days from 11:59pm Thursday 27 May 2021, several VRC member events planned for this weekend have been postponed, including the Hop and Vine Tour, the MCC Game Day event on Saturday 29 May, and Flemington Fitness on Sunday 30 May.

The VRC team will contact all members, ticketholders and stakeholders directly to advise them of the relevant information, including rescheduling and refunds where applicable.


All event tickets purchased through VRC will be automatically refunded. This refund will be processed within 3-5 days.

We continue to plan for our VRC Members Race Day on Saturday 5 June 2021 at Flemington Racecourse to proceed with crowds, however if the situation changes we will work with the Government and health authorities to act and provide further updates accordingly.

Should the lockdown continue longer than the initial seven day period, we expect that race days will continue under the same, strict COVID-safe protocols that were in place throughout 2020, which saw racecourses shut to all but racing industry participants and essential staff.