Join us on ANZAC Day Race Day as we pay tribute to our war time service men and women and the gallant horses who stood with them.
The VRC has been hosting the ANZAC Day Race Day at Flemington for 60 years, connecting our community and honouring all who have served throughout the day.
In 2021 we invite you to share the day with us. All profits on the day will be donated to the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund.
All current and returned service men and women will receive complimentary general admission and we'll shout them a complimentary first beverage at any bar on course between 1pm and 2pm, upon presentation of an appropriate ID, badge or membership card.
Join us at 2:55pm to pay your respects to those who have served and fallen during our ANZAC Day ceremony. Commencing with a re-enactment inspired by the Charge at Beersheba, featuring eight horses and handlers dressed in full cavalry attire. This will be followed by traditional proceedings, including the laying of the wreath, the reading of the ode, the last post and a minute silence. The ceremony will also feature the Moonee Valley Brass Band performing the Rouse and the Australian National Anthem.
In addition to the ANZAC Day ceremony, we invite you to explore a Royal Australian Air Force Display featuring a Sopwith Camel replica plane, and play the historic game of Two-up, which this year celebrates 30 years since the first legal game of Two-up was held at Flemington on April 25, 1991. Plus view heritage displays and enjoy family-friendly yesteryear games.
Don’t miss a minute of the ANZAC Day AFL games which will be broadcast across the racecourse and enjoy live music performances throughout the day.
To celebrate the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force, Flemington will host an impressive exhibition of items, including a Sopwith Camel replica plane and WW1 propeller.
Popularised amongst Australian troops in WW1, this simple game of chance involves tossing pennies and betting on the outcome.
Take a step back through time and explore Flemington's connection to the war through various heritage displays around the racecourse, including historical photographs and uniforms.
Enjoy an ANZAC biscuit baked by the Country Women’s Association, provided complimentary with purchases of coffee and tea.
Kids will love the yesteryear games, including hopscotch and tug-o-war. While at the arts and crafts table, children will have the opportunity to write letters to our serving men and women.