ANZAC DAY RACEDAY | TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017
Gates open at 12:00pm • First race at 1:00pm • Last race at 5:10pm
Join us on ANZAC Day Raceday for our traditional tribute to the courageous men and women who have served our nation.
Free entry for all current ADF personnel and RSL members. Please see booking information below for further details.
A commemorative service will take place in the Mounting Yard at 2.20pm with all current ADF personnel and RSL members invited to participate in the formal proceedings. The Mooney Valley Brass Band will play the Australian National Anthem, Last Post & Rouse.
Jockeys riding horses carrying the Number One saddlecloth will also be wearing a special set of ANZAC Day commemorative colours.
The eight-race program is highlighted by the running of the $201,500 Listed VRC St. Leger (2800m).
VRC Members will receive 100 bonus Racing Rewards points for each raceday they attend for the remainder of the season.
Enhance your raceday experience by downloading the ‘Flemington Official Raceday Guide’ mobile app on iPhone or Android.
Sit back and relax while watching first class racing from the Flemington Front Lawn. With sensational acoustic tunes, Flemington Flings and tasty food available it's the place to be this Autumn.
Watch all the racing action from inside Saintly Place. With views of the Winning Post, betting facilities and food and beverage outlets, it is the perfect place to enjoy a day of great racing.
Children can enjoy free activities in the Kids' Zone including pony rides, face paintings, outdoor games and arts and craft activities. Located on the west end of the Flemington Front Lawn.
Living Legend Subzero will be on course beside the James Boag's Celebration Deck at the west end of the Flemington Front Lawn.
ANZAC Day Raceday
Purchase at the gate on raceday
Contact Customer Service on 1300 727 575
Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse on racedays.
Departing Southern Cross Station
Departing Flemington Racecourse
From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).
Please note, low-floor trams do not run on Route 57 and it is therefore recommended passengers using a mobility aid should catch the train to the racecourse.
Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.
Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance.
View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download Flemington Official Raceday Guide mobile app
Public car parks
Racedays: Limited FREE parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive.
Melbourne Cup Carnival: Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.
VRC Members' car parks
Members' parking in the Unreserved Car Park must enter via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road.
Reserved dining car parks
Racegoers should refer to directions provided with their bookings.
Enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. A taxi rank is located near the Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue).
Melbourne Cup Carnival: Taxis can only enter the racecourse off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance or drop off racegoers in Leonard Crescent via Langs Road.
Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. During Melbourne Cup Carnival, VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles will then transfer from helipad to main entrance.
For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.
Ferry services for private groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River.
For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214.
For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.
When booking ferry services outside of Melbourne Cup Carnival, contact Customer Service Centre for information on how to access the racecourse.
There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.
VRC Members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and therefore have strict dress regulations within the Members' Enclosure to maintain this high standard.
(including children over 12)
Gentlemen are required to wear a suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus tie and dress shoes. During the period between 1 December and 31 March jackets may be removed. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.
(including children over 12)
Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity of the Members’ Enclosure. Younger children accompanied by an adult must be suitably attired. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.
As a VRC Member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members’ Enclosure are dressed appropriately, in line with the required dress standard.
View Victoria Racing Club Members' Enclosure Style Guide for complete dress code.
*Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.
Current ADF personnel and RSL members
There will be free entry for all current ADF personnel and RSL members and a complimentary first beverage between 1pm and 2pm.
One of the following proof of service to gain complimentary admission and beverage: